Stephanie the Gnome with Rose Tinted Glasses Shiraz Sangiovese 2016
The Story Behind The Name
Our mate, Stephanie the Gnome, is not too fussed about his funny name! A jolly little fellow, after a few sips he sees life through rosé coloured glasses. Stephanie is also comforted by the fact he is named after Savigny-lés-Beaune in Burgundy, a region famous for Pinot Noir, which was the main grape variety in the initial release of this wine.
Bright colour, bright aromas, bright palate. Raspberries, strawberries and confection dominate the bouquet with flashes of herbs and orange oil. The palate is energetic, fresh and lively, dancing with red fruits and subtle spices. Well etched acidity purrs through the mid palate, harmoniously met on the finish by a raft of fine tannins, evoking a faint suggestion of mixed citrus peel. The overall impression is a crisp, elegant wine, bursting with flavour that tails off gradually to a lingering, dry finish.