2016 Montepulciano

GRAPE VARIETY:Montepulciano
VINTAGE:2016
REGION:100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS:14.5% Alcohol, Residual Sugar < 2g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL:This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 3-5 years
COLOUR:Purple coloured intensity, with red/pink hues.
BOUQUET:This Montepulciano displays perfumed spiced aromas with raspberries and dark cherries.
PALATE:Textured flavours with hints of plum, blackberries and red currants.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE:Sourced from a single vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.0 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING:Crushed and destemmed to open top fermenters, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-28oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of primary fermentation, the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new and older French oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION:15 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Awards for this wine:

  • GOLD MEDAL – Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show, 2017
  • GOLD MEDAL – Small Winemakers Show, 2017