$27.00 / bottle

$275.40 / case (12)

Fruit sourced from the Sellicks foothills on clayey sand and silica soils and unconsolidated sand in McLaren Vale.

The 2021 ripening season was met with our average rainfall for the first time in at least 3 vintages. Not only did McLaren Vale experience a wet winter, but also a luscious spring and a significantly cooler summer. This created magnificent ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through veraison to final ripening. Yields were back up compared with the previous few vintages, coupled with arguably the best quality vintage so far this century. While vintage was long and drawn out, it created a relaxed picking environment and enabled superb balance of natural acidity, texture and tannin in the resulting wines.

Harvested in two batches, crushed and de-stemmed, followed by 9 and 14 days on skins respectively. Fermented with indigenous yeast, completing malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank prior to maturation in seasoned French oak for 9 months.

COLOUR
Deep ruby red with purple hues
BOUQUET

Lush red berries with primary fruits at the fore and a hint of sweet paprika

PALATE

Summer red berries carry through. Supple fine-grain tannins and bright acidity provide balance, length and an ultimately moreish palate.

VARIETY
Sangiovese 100%
HARVEST DATE
4 March 2021 & 17 March 2021 
OAK TREATMENT
9 months in seasoned 300L French oak                    
ANALYSIS

Alc: 13.5%, pH: 3.41, TA: 6.41 g/L, GF: 0.11g/L

BOTTLED
27 January 2022

2018 Hedonist Sangiovese

  • 94 points - Wine Companion 2021 Edition, Ned Goodwin MW, 01 Aug 2020

"Ooh la la! The wrong vernacular, perhaps, but this is joyous! A celebration of all that is - and can be - with this cantankerous, voluminous variety. And when it is good, it is lipsmacking and delicious. Few other red grape varieties facilItate so many dining options. A curb of frisky tannin and curl of herb offset sour cherry and bergamot notes. Crunchy. Long. Really delicious, based on saliva-sucking succulence alone. Ready for the next glass? I am!"

"Bright, dark cherry-red colour. More savoury and umami led that primary: plum sauce, mushrooms and earthy notes. Some grip and purchase to the tannins, sour cherry acidity completes the package. A quality wine."

2017 Hedonist Sangiovese

  • 93 points - Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“So good to come across a savoury sangiovese made without new oak. Starts with cherry, spice and roasted tomatoes doused in dried herbs; the acidity thrusting through and tannins finding their groove. Perhaps too lean on the palate but an austere style is preferable to tutti-frutti.”

2016 Hedonist Sangiovese

  •  Silver Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017

2015 Hedonist Sangiovese

  •  91 points - Wine Companion 2018 Edition, James Halliday, 01 Aug 2017
"Crushed and destemmed, twice daily pumpovers for 8 days, then one daily for the next 6 weeks, 70% matured in used French hogsheads, 30% in tank, for 7 months. Neatly handled."
Sangio 2021