2018 Matriarch & Rogue Pat Sangiovese
Marnie Roberts is the brains and the heart behind Matriarch & Rogue.
With years working with some big Clare Valley names under her belt, Marnie quietly released Matriarch & Rogue’s initial selection to the South Australian trade in early 2016. With strong support from the local wine trade, the business has evolved, and grown – just a little. Bright red in colour with purple tints. The aromas are of red cherry and raspberry fruit and sweet oak in the background. The palate is full with red cherry flavours and dried Raspberries. Part of the feature of Sangiovese is the dry savoury tannin structure which is supported by spice from seasoned oak barrels and a natural acid line. While the Italian styles can be very firm, the Australian wines, due to our climate and ripeness, are dry but balanced.