Pizzini Sangiovese 2012 (King Valley, Vic)
13.5%, Screwcap, $26
I’ve always struggled to love the Pizzini Sangiovese. It’s clearly well made and such, but it always feels short of a length (without the bounce).
This 2012 is fun, but you kinda want more than fun for $26. There’s a dusty nose – a little reductive too, which is never good for Sangio – over some nice pretty red fruit underneath in the lighter shade of the spectrum. The juicy palate is all fruit, with light tannins and a slight lack of shape, possibly as a result of the ordinary vintage (2012 in NE Vic ended up very wet), but also surprising for what has been a more structured wine in the past.
Ultimately an easy-going Sangio, but doesn’t do enough more.