I love Sangiovese, and it is one of the most planted Italian varieties in Italy and Australia Sangiovese is quite adaptable to its environment, and quite malleable in the winery, meaning you can get a diversity of styles. My preference is for bold yet crunchy wines with some savoury texture, and I think Heathcote is ideal for this style.
For the second time fruit came from the Whistling Eagle vineyard north of Cobinabbin on the pre-Cambrian soils. The fruit was hand-harvested and all but 20% was de-stemmed and placed into a stainless steel fermenter with the whole bunches at the bottom. After alcoholic fermentation, the tank was sealed, with a total of one month of maceration. After pressing, the wine went into a mixture of mature French and Hungarian oak barriques and one French oak puncheon. The wine had an initial rack and return performed in Spring, then was bottled in January 2021.
The name 'Blood of My Blood' is in part a reference to the meaning of Sangiovese (blood of Jove). It's also a reference to the popular novel and television series Game of Thrones (a Dothraki saying between a Khal and his blood riders).