Lethbridge Hugo George Sangiovese Merlot 2018


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Region: Geelong
Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
First Glance: Sour Cherries, Woodsmoke, Purple Florals, Spice

The Wine:
The 2018 vintage was characterized by warm days which are ideal for ripening Sangiovese. The weather stretched into autumn for a long ripening which aided flavour concentration in the fruit. Varieties were fermented separately and matured for 18 months in new French oak. The final blend is a picture-perfect marriage of flavour, texture, and richness.

An ode to the great Super-Tuscan wines of Bolgheri,  the Hugo George is made up of 50% Sangiovese, 31% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc. The wine is not often made but when it is, it’s an absolute delight. Savory notes of sour cherries, lavender, and plump, juicy Victoria Plumbs. The back palate has a woodfired, smokey finish with sweet spices and cured meat.