Attractive Deep Plum Colour
Village Belle Barossa Valley Sangiovese 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
We are fortunate that grape growers are willing to plant a few rows of this or that variety to see what happens. There are vine nurseries in various parts of Australia and there is one right in the heart of the Barossa Valley. They discover the best overseas source of the variety, have the cuttings passed through quarantine and then plant out a few trials. After a few years cuttings are available.
Many new varieties are grown for the simple reason that we know they make lovely wines both in the country of origin and other countries. The great Chianti's of Italy are made from Sangiovese but little is grown locally. There are a dozen hectares in the Barossa Valley and now the hard work starts to get customers interested. The grapes of these alternative varieties, as they are called, far from selling for a premium are often hard to sell.
Ben developed the Village Belle brand as we wanted to be involved in promoting the new, the unusual, the rare and the forgotten. As wine merchants we think you should be aware of the excitement these new wines can bring to your drinking.
This Village Belle is a rich fat wine, though quite soft which is the manner of our wine making.