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Montepulciano 2018

Montepulciano 2018

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Brand Info After starting up Pertaringa in McLaren Vale and K1 in the Adelaide Hills, Geoff established Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy in 2004. Always a passionate and innovative viticulturist, Geoff\'s Hand Crafted brand offers one of the broadest and most exciting ranges of alternative and emerging varieties in Australia.

Story Montepulciano is likely to have originated in Tuscany and is now widely planted throughout central and southern Italy. It’s one of the dominant grape varieties in the Abruzzo region in central / eastern Italy and produces medium-bodied wines that are deep in colour with rich tannins and savoury flavours.  

Vintage The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.

Nose The Hand Crafted Montepulciano exhibits complex aromas of blackberries, dried herbs and a splash of spice.

Palate The palate is medium-bodied and elegant with sophisticated flavours and the signature Montepulciano drying tannins on the finish.

Food Pairings This wine goes really well with Italian style lamb with a herbed couscous.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Alcohol 14.0% pH 3.49 TA 6.37g/L RS 1.8g/L

Geographic Indication Limestone Coast

Cellaring Drink now to 2028 Bottling Date 12 November 2019

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