2016 Bird in Hand Montepulciano
Regular price AU $40.00
The Montepulciano grapes for this wine were harvested from a single vineyard parcel in the northern Adelaide Hills, a warmer site with rocky, well-drained soils perfectly suited for Italian varietals.
Destemmed in the vineyard, the grapes were then partially crushed into a small open fermenter, with a percentage of berries left whole. Nine days on skins ensured the ideal colour, flavour and tannin extraction before the Montepulciano was transferred to French oak barrels (20% new) for 16 months prior to blending.
A very deep coloured wine, with vibrant purple hues, on the nose it is dark, brooding and youthful, with notes of blackberry, anise and a slight touch of mocha.
On the palate, the wine is supple and full-bodied, with generous fruit weight and flavour complemented by a rustic tannin profile typical of Italian varieties.
The Montepulciano is a great match for red meats, such as a juicy scotch fillet or traditional Italian ossobuco.
Cellaring for up to five years will reward.
This special bottle was created by acclaimed Australian fashion designer
Exclusively available to Flight Club members.