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. 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.
"Deep ruby in colour, this expressive Montepulciano shows impressive power and focus with blackberry and wood smoke with crushed old spice aromas. Great density to follow, firm tannins driving, and chewy style, with complex layers of stony complexity. Great overall package now and for a little while. 92 points"
Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal