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Small Lots Sangiovese, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.2% ALC/VOL


Bright ruby red colour with a wonderful, warming bouquet of red cherry, smoke, oak, earth, spice box and red licorice. This medium to full bodied wine has soft drying tannins, wonderful texture, and food-friendly acidity. Lovely flavours of red cherry, pomegranate, red currant, warm spice, and earth unfold on the palate. The lingering finish shows notes of black tea, pomegranate, red currant, earth, and spice.

Decanting is recommended if drinking now through 2022. Pairs well with meaty cheesy lasagna; rigatoni Bolognese; cheesy eggplant parmesan; ratatouille; wild mushroom risotto; slow-cooked stew with a side of polenta; sage and rosemary seasoned stews and roasted meats; black bean hummus with Pita chips; Pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano and Manchego with fresh crusty bread.


“Our Sangiovese is the first Sangiovese grown and produced as a VQA wine in Canada. We did this to prove the value of the Sandhill site - intense heat, dry desert conditions, and sandy soil. Use of traditional Brunello yeast, classic winemaking methods, and aging in small French oak barrels all contribute to a complex and elegant expression of this Italian varietal. Bottle aging for 1 to 2 years should reveal even more subtle complexities.” - Sandy Leier, Winemaker

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal
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    The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in November's Wine Club package, 2022.

    Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
    Vineyard: Sandhill Estate Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/L
    Cases Produced: 750

    Appearance: Semi-opaque. Garnet core.
    Nose: Violets, raspberry, menthol, cigar box, leather.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Plum, cherry, black raspberry, earth, green pepper, baking spice, smoke, hint of black tea on the finish.
    Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding.

    Food Pairing: Grilled flatbread veggie pizza drizzled with barbecue sauce, Portuguese fish stew, baked macaroni and cheese with gruyère and lardons, turkey scaloppini, and sirloin steak with mustard-shallot sauce.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal