The Mongrel Sangiovese
Sangiovese is a grape that has a lot going for it - a superstar in its own right. Its natural acidity means it brings an interesting and lively palate to the party. Invite two partners in crime and we're really in for some fun. This wine is the purest breed Mongrel ever to exist, and may even force our friends at Oxford to redefine the word itself.
"A decade ago in Australia, fresh young reds were rare, and rarely taken seriously. These days they are more common, and critics pay much more attention! We are not after attention per se; our aim is to take the best of Sangiovese - always the core of ‘The Mongrel’ - and build on it, in a perfumed, savoury, unchallenging style: fresh, bright and lively!" Hugh Hamilton
Winery: Hugh Hamilton Wines
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine: The Mongrel
Grape Variety: Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tempranillo