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2016 The Gambit Sangiovese

$26.00 Cellar Door

$20.80 Wine Club Members Save up to 20%

With the ever-increasing globalisation of the wine industry, we, like you, could be forgiven for thinking we were all just pawns in the big wine com-pany game. The release of the Pawn is a manifestation of our resolve to amend this situation by releasing wines hand crafted from small parcels of premium fruit from our Adelaide Hills Vineyards.


Dry, complex and layered – this wine is multi-faceted with cherry and cranberry fruit, leather and mineral notes, light tannin, and a long complex finish. Spice and violets enhance aromas of cherry-cola and raspberry.


All fruit was sourced from the southern Adelaide Hills and was fermented in open top fermenters allowing maximum extraction of colour and fla-vour. Partial whole berry fermentation on the Piccolo clone, allows for greater complexity. The wine was matured in old American barriques for 9 months prior to bottling.

Additional Information
Chess Trivia

An Italian word for “a trip up” The Gambit occurs in chess when the first player voluntarily sacrifices a pawn or piece in the opening for positional or developmental advantage.

Cellaring Trivia

This wine is enjoyable now, but has the structure to flower into a classic over the next 4 to 6 years.

Goes best with

pizza and a DVD on a Friday night, a bowl of tomato based pasta with the in-laws, cheese and crackers and is also soft enough to be wolfed down by its self.

Harvest Date

April 23rd 2016, 11am

Vineyard Location

Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
-35.186149, 138.815208


David Blows

Harvest Weight

7.9 tonnes/hectare

Clonal Material

Brunello, Piccolo & Mat Clones


Tom Keelan


14.9 %





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