Notes from the winemaker, Tim Sproal aka Minim Wines!
Hitch has changed form over the years, but he goal has remained unchanged; a light red for spring packing loads of bright red fruit, acid and texture that’s ideal for drinking in Australian summers. This wine, grown by Chalmers in Northern Heathcote, celebrates Sangiovese in its youth, and comes with an earlier pick and a shorter maceration of whole berries without work of the ferment. A short maceration to temper the tannin and hold tight to acid and fruit. Over winter, Hitch rested in barrel to soften tannins and was racked to tank, by gravity, in Spring. Bottled in late Spring with a small sulphur addition. This wine is vivid, fresh and aromatic, with raspberries, cranberries and red jelly frogs and velvety tannins from front to back, the IDEAL chill able red and perfect for outdoor drinking. I adore Sangiovese in its youth….such delicious fruit, and whilst this isn’t a super reinforced dense expression, the form is linear and complete and holds the fruit very gracefully. Please enjoy….all summer.