This wine is quite typical of the style’s heritage in Italy with very youthful colour, spicy blackcurrant and plum flavours along with refreshing acidity and tannin.
Picked: 22nd April
Alcohol 13.0 %
Titratable acidity 6.2 g/l
Residual sugar 2.9 g/l
The Gimblett Gravels winegrowing area is a small sub-region in the Hawke’s Bay of New Zealand defined by a very unique stony soil type. The grapes for this wine were harvested from estate vineyards in this area.
Montepulciano is a red grape variety grown widely throughout Italy and typically produces a robust and ripe red wine style. Fermentation techniques are utilised that gently extract tannins and colour. After fermentation there was a small period of time in a combination of stainless steel tanks and some oak aging. Bottling occurred in February 2017.
The superb 2016 growing season delivered a very warm growing season and dry end to summer. Ripe fruit flavours arrived very early in the harvest period. This wine is quite typical of the style’s heritage in Italy with very youthful colour, spicy blackcurrant and plum flavours along with refreshing acidity and tannin. This style of wine is made to be consumed quite young while fresh and vibrant. It is great drinking on its own and also a fine partner to pasta, pizza and similar cuisine.
Short term cellaring suggested. Drink 2017 to 2020.