The Hedonist Sangiovese 2015/16
This is a lovely deep ruby coloured red with purple hues. On the bouquet there is concentrated notes of red cherry and plum with a hints of cinnamon spice while the firm tannin structure gives length and the rich texture creates a bright and opulent mouth feel.Recommended with rich sausage pasta and tomato sauce.
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Walter Clappis has been making wine in McLaren Vale for well over 30 years, and over that time has won innumerable trophies and gold medals, including the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy with his 2009 The Hedonist Shiraz, chosen as the best wine exported from Australia for the year in question. He now has daughter Kimberley and son-in- law James Cooter, both with impressive CVs, supporting him on the winery floor. The estate plantings of shiraz (14ha), cabernet sauvignon (10ha), merlot (9ha) and tempranillo (2ha) are the cornerstone of his business, which provides the home for the Amicus and The Hedonist wines. Exports include the UK, the US, Canada and China.
The Hedonist wines adopt a minimalistic approach to winemaking, believing that great wines are made in the vineyard. Exceptional care is taken in the estate grown, certified biodynamic vineyard.
The Winemaking Team
A dynamic trio – the winemaking team consists of Walter Clappis, a veteran winemaker of 36 vintages, daughter, Kimberly and her partner James Cooter. Walter’s experience and wisdom plus the energy and enthusiasm of the new generation, has created the perfect balance in the winery. All the wines reflect a purity which is consistent with the Winemakers and their philosophies. The fruit for the Hedonist Sangiovese is sourced from the Willunga foothills of McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 5km to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet.