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Coriole Vineyards

2019 Montepulciano

2019 Montepulciano
2019 Montepulciano

Montepulciano was first planted at Coriole back in 2001. We love the variety for its rich intensity and lovely array of savoury characters to balance the dark cherry fruit.

Gold Medal - 2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

"Youthfully deep purple/red colour. The aroma is plummy, bold and clean, driven by ripe fruit, the palate full-bodied and rich, soft and fleshy, and superbly balanced. Lovely long, harmonious aftertaste. Chocolate touches, nice fine savoury tannins. An exemplary monte. 93 points"
Huon Hooke, The Real Review

"‘Monte’ is an Italian grape with many Aussie enthusiasts and this one’s a cracker ... more please! 93 points"
Gourmet Traveller Wine

"Classic Monte. Yes! Such a wonderful drink. Another Italian classic done well by Coriole. Juicy fruit loaded is with pleasure early on before some black earth and twigs can be seen in the background. Fine clove spices skip about before a drying finish slowly draws through the mouth. Such a wonderful drink. I'd be happy to share a bottle any time. Gimme more kind of stuff. Drink to five years. 93 points"

"Lesser known Italian varieties are muscling into the limelight right now, and this wine captures why. Packed full of flavour, this has grip and race to keep things fresh – killer with spicy salami pizza."
Young Gun of Wine


Wine Specs
6.1 g/L
Residual Sugar
0.3 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2019 Montepulciano is medium bodied with excellent depth of flavour. Mulberry, tea-leaf, roasted spice, rose and soy on the nose, following through to the palate showing cherry, raspberry and bay leaf character. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.
Vineyard Notes
The 2019 vintage at Coriole had dry weather, resulting in one of our smallest vintages ever. Yields were down, particularly with shiraz and cabernet, but the wines show impressive depth and balance. Our Mediterranean varieties showed their potential under these conditions, with the sangiovese vines producing solid yields, great balance, flavour and acidity. Our nero d'avola, montepulciano and touriga ripened late, but once again with great balance and flavour.
Winemaker Notes
Montepulciano is similar to another Italian grape variety, sangiovese, but with a denser fruit profile and savoury tannin structure. The 2019 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.
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb rack with all the trimmings.
Other Notes
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.