Skipskop Sangiovese 2018
“The classic Tuscan Nobel cultivar staking a claim in the Klein Karoo. The big producers will surely follow, but for now this is boutique brilliance at a superb price.”
This is the third vintage of this classic Tuscan grape which has taken brilliantly to the dry climate of the Klein Karoo. This remote vineyard nestles into the foot of the Swartberg Mountains and produces fabulous fruit in very low yields. For us, this wine, although produced in tiny amounts, raises the question of why more exotic varietals (beyond those found in France) aren’t being planted in South Africa. The classic elements of Sangiovese are all here; bright cherry and redcurrants, but in a light style. 12 months in old French Oak has gently seasoned and softened the wine.