2020 Minim Hitch


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SKU 006270 Categories , Variety, Vintage Country Region, Producer Features, , , , Format750ml Bottle


Hitch has changed form over the years, but the goal has remained unchanged; a light red for spring packing loads of bright red fruit, acid and texture that’s ideal for drinking in Australian summers. With a few tweaks around picking dates and processing, the 2020 release is the most vibrant and fruitful yet.

Largely, Hitch is a young expression of Colbinabbin Sangiovese (92%), grown by Chalmers in Northern Heathcote; a whole berry semi-carbonic maceration pressed after 12 days and aged in tank, topped with Nero D’Avola rose from the same site. A short maceration to temper the tannin and hold tight to acid and fruit. Aged overwinter on solids in the stainless tank and racked in early spring with a small sulphur addition and bottled in late September.

This wine is vivid, fresh and aromatic, with more bright red fruit and subtle tannins from front to back, the IDEAL chillable red and perfect for outdoor drinking. I adore Sangiovese in its youth….such delicious fruit, and whilst this isn’t a super reinforced dense expression, the form is linear and complete and holds the fruit very gracefully.

Please enjoy….all summer. – Minim Wine