A sexy, svelte interpretation of flamboyant Montepulciano. A sensual, yet exuberant wine. This Montepulciano, an Australian expression of this southern Italian variety, is teasingly textured, whilst bursting with ‘Shirazamatazz’ flavour.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Love this wine. So much so that shortly after tasting it, I put finger to keyboard.
New black leather, toasted almond, licorice, briar, blackberry and plum – dark and sexy. It’s ripe and fleshy, with a flood of fine grained tannin, flavours of blood plum and almond studded dark chocolate and an attractive finish of creamy oak with a whip of dried herb bitterness. Acidity sits comfortably within the folds of the fruit, though it’s not a fruity wine at all, yet certainly it’s a full and plump one. So charismatic and good to drink. X-Factor plus. Smell the glove. Drink the wine.Rating 93 - Gray Walsh, Wine Front (JUL/2012)
Deep magenta; this is a lovely, ripe, essency and beguiling wine combining sweet black fruits with briary complexity, and doing it with great charm; silky on the palate, lively and layered, there is a lot to like in this wine, for a great many dining occasions. Rating 94 - James Halliday, e-News letter, March 2012
This Italian grape, which makes cheerful reds in Abruzzi, is rare in Australia. The colour is deep and youthful, the nose shows some development, with meat-stock notes, and it's full-bodied and full of rich, sweet fruit on the palate. The tannins are bold, suggesting it will age well. Rating 90 - Now to 2024 - Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morningy Herald (FEB/2013)
Montepulciano is indigenous to Abruzzo. One of a handful on the Australian market, this is a valid interpretation of its varietal heritage. Deep and meaty with boysenberry and wild blackberry flavours, it has a whiff of cloves and a sweep of sweetly spiced tannins that invite osso buco. Peter Bourne, Qantas Inflight Magazine, May 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark ruby red
Lifted raspberry, dark cherry aromas
Vibrant kirsch, and rich dark chocolate flavours, with a spicy, lingering finish
Osso bucco, braised veal cheeks
Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition