REGION: South Australia
VARIETIES: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Another in the stable of "Australian wines on the rise", this taps into the growing popularity of Italian varietals out of their native land. It turns out that the rolling hills of McLaren Vale are almost identical climatically with Tuscany where Sangiovese originates. Truly original in approach, Down The Rabbit Hole references the places that wine can transport you to when done right. And there's not much that winemaker Walter Clappis touches that isn't right - the perfect super-Tuscan blend with the bright cherries of Sangiovese combining delciously with the smoother, richer Cabernet.