Born & Raised ‘Super T’ 2016
Sangiovese + Cabernet + Merlot from Sunbury and Heathcote, VIC
Aroma: Italian Leather + Dried Berries | Palate: Dried Oregano + Dark Cherry
The term ‘Super Tuscan’ was conceived in the beautiful region of Tuscany in the 1980’s. At the time, the laws around wine making in the region were incredibly strict. Wine makers protested the outdated rules by creating blended wines using grapes which were not native to Italy (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah). These laws were finally relaxed in the 90’s but the term ‘Super Tuscan’ to describe this type of blend, is still widely recognised alongside its official Toscana IGT classification. The flavour profile of a Super Tuscan is difficult to categorise, as the wines can be so different in style and variety. The Super T from Born and Raised is a blend of Heathcote Sangiovese with Cabernet and Merlot from Sunbury. The wine makers, inspired by the rebellious revolutionary producers of the first Super Tuscan’s, wild fermented the fruit and produced wine with minimal intervention including being unfined and unfiltered. The result is a bold, savoury red wine with bright ruby fruit and spice from the Sangio, balanced with the elegance of Cabernet’s cassis and cedar and plumped up by Merlot’s roundness.