Montepulciano 2013 (1.5L)
No cost and time is spare for our mighty Montepulciano. For even ripeness throughout the bunches we cut ‘the shoulders’ off after veraison. It is the last variety to pick late in April at extremely low yields of 500g per vine to achieve this essence.
The cold soak to enhance the dark colour and intense flavours progressed to a natural spontaneous fermentation of about three weeks followed by a week of skin maceration. After gentle pressing the wine was transferred into French oak barriques and puncheons (30% new) to mature for 24 months on its fine lees. Bottled without fining or filtration to retain the beautiful aromas.
A true Italian Stallion! A heady nose with aromas of juicy blackberries, savoury red plums enveloped by velvety dark chocolate with a hint of cedar. A vibrant, complex powerhouse of intense ripe fruit. Seductive and elegant with a sensuous lingering finish.