2017 Dry Land Sangiovese

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2017 Dry Land Sangiovese

Originating in central Italy, Sangiovese vines thrive in limestone rich soils making the St Clare vineyard a perfect choice with its rich red loam over deep limestone. The long growing season offered by the Clare Valley’s warm days and cool nights allows these grapes to slowly develop rich flavours while retaining high natural acidity.

Known to be drought-tolerant, these vines prosper under dry-grown conditions, relying on natural rainfall rather than irrigation resulting in naturally lower yields and concentrated flavours.

Our dry grown vines are expertly managed to ensure low cropping at 2T/acre and the grapes are picked at optimal ripeness. Made in the classic style using traditional techniques of open fermentation, hand plunging, and gentle pressing, our 2017 Sangiovese has been cold soaked before being matured in French oak hogsheads for 22 months. To balance the palate, our winemaker has blended this wine with 10% Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The natural acidity of this wine lends it to pairing with Italian style tomato-based pizza and pasta dishes which complement the herbal notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon.




GOLD MEDAL | 95 points @ 2022 RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge

GOLD MEDAL | 96 points @ 2021 RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge



SILVER MEDAL | 94 points @ 2021 Rutherglen Wine Show

SILVER MEDAL @ 2018 RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge

SILVER MEDAL @ 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show


GOLD MEDAL ~ 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show

SILVER MEDAL ~ 2017 Australian Alternate Varieties Wine Show


GOLD MEDAL ~ 2015 RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge

SILVER MEDAL ~ 2015 Clare Valley Wine Show

Reviewed by Philip White, drinkster.blogspot.com, 6th Feb 2018
"Dry and dusty as hot summer's day, with old horse tack swinging in the breeze ... here's a Sangio set to make Chianti jealous in the way it's unswervingly focused and determined to be Clare. Or Watervale, to be more precise. 
The palate follows that aromatic line straight and true. It's lean and puckery and pointed straight at that bistro/brasserie table with the big glasses. It makes me hungry as much as talkative. Don't talk with your mouth full, Philip. 
Any sort of rustic antipasto or tapas will swing with this fine, austere, deliciously appetising intensity. Ping!"

James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au

"Reillys certainly knows how to build them big, but counterintuitively the intensity comes from the fruit flavours every bit as much as the tannins. For those lusting after a Sangiovese to accompany bistecca fiorentina, this is the go."

The Adelaide Review HOT 100 WINES 2015

“Juicy and bouncy fruit, terrific acid line, and a very fine tannin framework. Feels chalky and savoury despite the richness of fruit. A neat balancing act.”

4 STARS & EQUAL TOP IN CATEGORY ~ Winestate Magazine, New Release, May/June 2015
“Spicy blackberry characters with excellent savoury elements. Subtle aromas, soft lingering flavours, and nice tannin structure.”

Dan Traucki, freelance wine journalist, published 7th Feb 2016 on www.facebook.com/dan.traucki
“Beautiful purple colour, aromas of cherries and berries, vibrant crisp palate with oodles of cherry flavours and some earthy tones, lingers for ages on the finish. A great Aussie Sangio”.

Jason Miller, Que-Syrah, published 15th April 2016, www.que-syrah.com/reillys-sangiovese/
“It's always good to see a wine that tastes like the variety is supposed to. Not just some wishy-wash dry red from the South-eastern part of a continent. The Reilly’s Dry Land Sangiovese is true to label. On the nose there ripe dark fruit, but supported by hints of savoury black tea and a herbal sage edge. On the palate lots of acidity, and lovely sour cherries. Again more savoury black tea characters. Tannins are textural but don’t dominate. While it's a medium-bodied Sangiovese, it does have a touch 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon to probably give it a little more body. But you know it's a Sangiovese with the usual characteristics there.”


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Bottle : 750ml

Case : 12 x 750ml

Closure : Screw Cap

Brand Dry Land
Shipping Weight 1.5000kg

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