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2021 Montepulciano

2021 Montepulciano
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Widely grown across central Italy, this workhorse variety makes great value wines but also produces deeply coloured, rich and ripe wine with robust tannin. Like many of our alternative red varieties, we source this Montepulciano from the Mundulla area of the Limestone Coast.

Inclusion of whole berries and cold soaked for four days prior to ferment builds fruit flavour complexity in this wine. Matured for just six months in seasoned oak to allow some softening of the grape tannin without significant oak influence.

If you haven't tried this variety before, think a fleshy medium bodied wine. Primary varietal characteristics of red licorice and black cherry builds with some almond meal texture, finishing with it's signature dried oregano flavour complement the dusty Italianate tannins. This deserves a place at the table on any given pizza or pasta night.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Montepulciano
Appellation
Limestone Coast
Alcohol %
14.0
James Halliday
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
50% of the fruit was crushed and destemmed, 50% whole berry carbonic maceration, the ferments pressed off early to stainless steel tank to minimise tannin impact, then to old barrels for mlf and 4 months maturation. The strategy succeeded, although the ghost of the tannins haunts the wine. James Halliday, August 2020
Ratings
87/100 - Ralph Kyte Powell www.therealreview.com.au

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