Montepulciano

Discovery Road Montepulciano

2017 Montepulciano
Barossa, SA

the wine has lovely spicy plum and bay leaf aromas and these lead to a rich chunky palate stacked with flavour

$25 each

Wine Details

Region
Barossa
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Montepulciano
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14.8%
PH
3.70
Acidity
6.1 g/l
Sugar
2.7 g/l
Maturation
Second use French and American oak hogsheads for 6
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
Had to have a go with this variety because it maintains acidity and structure in dry hot conditions. This is a young vineyards’ second crop and it expresses the strength expected of this variety.
Vineyard Notes
A wet winter with above average temperatures in October and December led to early ripening. Warm dry conditions through to harvest, combined with low yields led to strong varietal expression in this Montepulciano.
Winemaking
Crushed and seeded with AWRI yeast culture and fermented for 5-6 days. All second or third use hogshead maturation for a period of 15 months, bottled in July. No filtration or fining.
Tasting Notes
Deep purple red in colour, the wine has lovely spicy plum and bay leaf aromas and these lead to a rich chunky palate stacked with flavour and balanced nicely with acidity and tannin. A wine “for the boys” who like them big!

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