A bottle of Nova Vita "Firebird" Sangiovese, an Australian red wine from the Adelaide Hills region.

Nova Vita "Firebird" Sangiovese

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Aroma & Palate Savoury, with rich vanilla from oak and intense Italian-style tannin
Varietal Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Style A tribute to Tuscany

NOTE: Secret Bottle does not currently stock this wine. If you are interested in purchasing in case or half-case formats, contact us at wine@secretbottle.com.au and we may be able to help.

Our Notes

A cracking wine from Nova Vita’s “Firebird” line - this one’s listed as a Sangiovese, but there’s a little Cabernet and Merlot there too in a tribute to the Italian “Super Tuscan” wines.

All handpicked grapes here, and making use of both French and Italian oak for plenty of nuanced smoke and leather balanced by the full and complex tannins you’d expect of the style.

Winemakers Comments
  • Hand picked
  • Super Tuscan style
  • Sangiovese co-fermented with Cabernet and Merlot
  • Mixed oak regime with French and Italian oak
  • Fresh and racy style
  • Rich savoury tannins
  • Raspberry, violets and fresh plums
About the Winemaker

“Nova Vita”, new life, is a reference to the new life formed by winemakers Mark & Jo Kozned’s total commitment to their Adelaide Hills product, and the firebird featured on their labels is a reference both to this and their Russian heritage. The recently-established Tunnel Hill vineyard adds a few new varietals to their initial chardy-sauav-blanc-pinot-gris-shiraz offerings.

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