Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Sangiovese dances into Spring



Media release


Spring at Tintilla Estate is a time to celebrate new beginnings and all things al fresco! Nestled in the picturesque hills of the Hunter Valley there is a hive of activity going on in the Mediterranean inspired family-owned and operated cellar door as the Lusbys launch two exciting new wines…

Tintilla Estate Tarantella (RRP $30)

Tintilla Estate Rosalind Sparkling Blush (RRP $28)

The Lusby family has long maintained a love affair with Italian wine and cuisine, and recognising Australia’s shared passion for the Tuscan lifestyle, Tintilla Estate pioneered the planting of the famed and food-friendly Italian grape variety Sangiovese in the Hunter. These two new handcrafted wines exemplify Tintilla’s flagship variety; one that has certainly found itself at home in the Hunter due to the region’s climate and soil profile resembling that of the vines’ native Tuscany.

Lively and full of flavour, the Tintilla Estate Tarantella (RRP $30) is an intriguing blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, giving it a deep colour, rich berry flavour and soft tannins that dance in your mouth. The Tarantella takes its name from the frenzied “spider dance” of ancient Greek and Italian celebrations, later adopted in the Southern Italian region of Puglia. It was believed that a deadly spider bite could be cured by dancing the whirling ‘Tarantella’ to the beat of loud percussion music!

As the nights heat up and the days grow longer, another wine that will get you dancing this spring is the Tintilla Rosalind Sparkling Blush (RRP $28). The Sangiovese grapes produce a wine that is brilliantly translucent in appearance, with fine bubbles and crisp aromas of strawberry and watermelon. This blushing beauty is the ideal fizz for the festive season and is sure to hit the ground running as Australians once again embrace the Rosé Revolution*, celebrating the pale and delicious European styles that have begun to grace our shores.

Passionately integrating family, food and wine, the Italian way of life seems to be a winning formula at Tintilla Estate. Father and son winemaking team Robert and James Lusby perfectly demonstrate the versatility of Sangiovese with these two wines.

*Visit http://rosewinerevolution.com/

Tintilla wines available online at www.tintilla.com.au at Cellar Door 725 Hermitage Rd Pokolbin 2320 (Ph) 02 6574 7093 or via distributor Euro Concepts Sydney.

Distribution enquiries: Euro Concepts Sydney E: info@euroconceptssydney.com.au

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