Blood Moon Sang des Etoiles is 100% Sangiovese from the Chalmer’s Heathcote vineyards. They layered some whole bunches at the bottom of the tanks and then put destemmed fruit on top. Ripe red cherry, rose petals, and some funky, stemmy, skinsy notes. Plus ironstone mineral, smoke, and charcuterie. The palate is linear and long with some strong Sangio tannins. A strong release from Blood Moon. And offering great value. I would drink this wine over the next 5 years or so. Blood Moon Sang des Etoiles is pretty complete now though. Pair it with charcuterie or smoked meat dishes.
In 2019 Matt Aulich takes over Blood Moon from his two business partners. What didn’t change was the love and care that goes into making Blood Moon Wines. The wines are sourced from the Yarra Valley, Sunbury, and Heathcote. There are minimal interventions and additions but the wines still have beautiful fruit and freshness. You should drink these wines if you love pure, bright, expressive but restrained Australian wines. They are not the most complex you’ll find. But they are beautiful wines and wines to enjoy.
The glamour region of Victoria for lovers of big reds. And the core production is Shiraz and Cabernet with ‘guts’. But it is a region that offers a lot of diversity when you scratch the surface. The cooler southern parts border Macedon and make lovely aromatic wines. There is a lot of experimentation and adoption of more drought-resistant Italian varieties to great effect too.
Widely cultivated across Italy from Emilia-Romagna to Campania and producing as much wine as Barbera. A wide range of clones and hugely diverse growing conditions see the variety represent easy-drinking ‘quaffers’, all the way to benchmarks such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Sangiovese di Romagna and Morellino di Scansano.