The 2018 Montepulciano is medium bodied, lightly floral, with excellent depth of flavour, black olive and tealeaf on the nose, following through to the palate along with rich dark fruits and a cherry chocolate character.
Montepulciano is a variety like Sangiovese but with much denser fruit profile and savoury tannin structure. The 2018 sees about 12 -14 months in French hogs’ heads and has great fruit intensity for drinking now but has enough acid and tannin to cellar medium to long term, 5-8 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb rack with all the trimmings.
Montepulciano is late ripening and often the last variety we pick. We use fruit from both our Coriole and Willunga vineyards. At Coriole, the vines are grown on terra rossa which gives the wine a more structural element, whereas fruit from Willunga has richer flavour and generosity.