Monte Montepulciano 2019

monte 19Tasting Notes

An earthy & savoury wine with firm dry tannins. This Italian red is perfectly suited to pizza, pasta & cheeses.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Montepulciano

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: April 19
  • Bottling Date: February 20
  • Release Date: April 20

Winemaker Notes

Montepulciano was fermented in open top stainless vats. The wines were then put into barrels for 10 months.

Viticulture Notes

Montepulciano grapes were harvested from Tim Egan’s vineyard at Makaraka, Gisborne in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 12.4%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.0
  • ph: 3.6
  • Cellaring: 3-4+ years

Awards

  • Bronze – NZ International Wine Show