During the spring of 1982 Michelini's Vineyard was established in the Buckland Valley by Emo Michelini and his sons Ilario and Dino. Perched in the Buckland Valley between the snow capped peaks of Mt Buffalo and the pristine crystal clear waters of Devil's Creek, the alpine winters and cool summer nights, characteristic of this secluded valley, provide ideal conditions for maturing premium grapes. Dino Michelini has a firm commitment that wine quality starts in the vineyard. The regional character is drawn from the Alpine Valley climate of cold winters and an extended summer of hot days and cool nights. He says that the main threat to vintage success is spring frosts, affecting the vineyard site in the Buckland River Valley. Frost protection is provided from two pumping stations on the bank of the Buckland River, supplying water to sprinklers across the entire vineyard.
Location: Commonly associated with the Tuscany region, Italy
Tasting Notes: This Sangiovese, produced from the famous Brunello clone, has medium red colour, with dusty, earthy, stewed fruit aromas. The palate shows full ripeness and structure, with a lovely balance of fruit and oak and a long savoury finish.
Cellaring: Enjoy within 3 – 4 years of vintage.
Serving Suggestion: Polenta and stew
*Please note that wines may not be available due to demand and wine vintages are subjected to changes.