The Mr Mick Novo Sangiovese is an ‘easy-going’ wine that creates interest and satisfies many palates. Being a popular Italian style, our ‘Novo’ (new) Sangiovese suits a broad array of cuisine, light in style with juicy red berry fruit and soft mellow tannins.
Mr Mick was never one to shy away from progression and experiment with new concepts in wine style. Many of these experiments became great, successful wines, well known in the Australian industry.
We continue this philosophy, adding yet another wine style to the Clare Valley repertoire and the rest of our range; an ‘easy-going’ wine that creates interest and satisfies many palates. Being a popular Italian style, our ‘Novo’ (new) Sangiovese suits a broad array of cuisine, light in style with juicy red berry fruit and soft mellow tannins.
Dry-grown Sangiovese, fermented for a week with its skins, was then gently pressed with part of the pressings incorporated in this blend for added texture. The Mr Mick Novo Sangiovese was then fined to soften and ‘round’ the natural tannins and enhance the natural fruit characters.
It is a wine best enjoyed anytime from the present to five years of age, and will complement many cuisines. The ‘Novo’ style is particularly suitable for enjoying on its own.
David Ellis with Australians in recent years taking more to lighter and more savoury red wine styles in our warmer months, we’re also doing something that was almost unthinkable even just a few years back- we’re actually putting these reds in the fridge to give them a bit of a chill on serving.
“Plush, yes, that’s the word here, a silkiness or the feel of velvet on the tongue. Mr Mick brings forth a youthful, cherry-bright, spice-infused plushness to the Italian grape that is truly moreish. Back story: Mr Mick is an homage to the late, great Leasingham winemaker Mick Knappstein.”
– Jeni Port, ‘Top 10 for the wine bluffer’, The Age, Epicure, Good Food, January 2016
“Terrific value, this: really pretty purple wine with fragrant sweet black fruit, medium-bodied roundness and some gamy tannin grunt. Very quaffable – especially if there’s a good wood-fired Margherita pizza on the table, too.”
– Max Allen, ‘Young Red Top Drops’, Gourmet Traveller Magazine, January 2016
“Many years back the success of the light, fruity, young reds of France’s Beaujolais region fanned a brief craze for Australian lookalikes. Winemakers large and small plunged in. However, demand for both the French and local versions quickly receded and Australians reverted to drinking big, solid reds. The release of Tim Adams’ Novo Sangiovese 2015, sparked memories of those vibrant, light and fruity styles. It’s a wine to enjoy lightly chilled, with or without food, during the warm months. The light crimson colour, shimmering, summer-berry flavours and tart tannins provide easy, refreshing drinking.”
– Chris Shanahan, ‘Top Drops’, Sunday Canberra Times, November 2015