Intense Aroma's of spices, cherries and mocha with subtle waft's of coffee granules. The palate is deep in colour with flavours of plum's, boysenberry and herbal notes. After the initial wave of berry fruits the tannin's arrive with glory of a roman legion soft and fine but with just the right amount of intensity and a long savoury finish.
Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Pizza, Pasta but has tannin's that will compliment with any red meat.
Winemakers Notes: Montepulciano is a red Italian grape that's is widely planted in central and Southern Italy. Over recent years Australian winemakers have seen the varieties ability to thrive in the Australian climate and especially in the cooler region of SA. It is a late ripening variety that produces deeply coloured wines due to the low skin to juice ratio and a large amount of pigmented tannin's.
After recieval in the winery it was clear that the fruit was busting at it skin with intense colour and flavour and aroma's partly due to crop levels being down to 30% from normal, but this is ideal for maximum Terrior and varietal character. After a gentle crushing and destemming the grape must was transferred to open fermenters were it was innoculated with consorizo del vino brunello di montalcino BM45 Tuscan yeast and hand plunged three times daily for 9 days. After which it was pressed into aged Fench Oak hogsheads for 12 months after which it was racked and bottled without any fining or filtration to retain maximum flavour and Terrior.
Harvest Date: 31st of March 2020 Bottling Date: 2nd of July 2021
Closure: Stelvin Drinking Window: 2020 -2035
Volume: 750 ml
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