The Renegade Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon
As an innovator in the Coonawarra and Wrattonbully regions, Hollick has experimented with a number of varietals and styles of wines that ‘push the boundaries’ of winemaking.
In the last decade Hollick has launched the following wines to the market:
Our first wine of the Sangiovese Cabernet blend was released in 2003 and has since made a name for itself domestically and internationally. Originally it was named ‘Hollaia’ (a play on the Super Tuscan wines), but recently we have renamed the wine ‘The Renegade’ in line with the concept that this range of wines is ‘pushing the boundaries’ of traditional Australian styles.
The Renegade recognises the rebels of Tuscany who dared plant Cabernet Sauvignon to be blended with their traditional Sangiovese. The rolling hills and stony limestone soil of the Hollick Vineyard in Wrattonbully is proving to be a fantastic site for growing Sangiovese as this grape has been found to thrive in similar soils in Tuscany.
The blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon is altered each year to maintain its early drinking, food friendly style. It is a wine of intrigue and generosity displaying both sweet fruit and the more savoury flavours typical of Sangiovese. Drink now or cellar for a further 3-5 years.
2010 Vintage Reviews
'full to medium bodied with deep flavours of black and red fruit underpinned by fine, powdery tannins.'
'spicy, gently savoury, medium bodied wine with its red cherry and cassis flavours.' 90 points
'slick and spicy, intense savoury fruited wine. Has depth and punch.' 90 points
'minty, meaty, squishy cherries. Medium Bodied.'