Montepulciano 2013 - Library Wine
Montepulciano, our iconic Italian Stallion exudes complexity and strength. Yields are kept extremely low to achieve perfect physiological ripeness for natural concentration, complexity and an impressive flavour profile that expresses the soul of Hans’ winegrowing. Real elegance, power, sumptuousness, immensity, and emotion is transmitted by tasting this nectar.
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.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
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.
Technical Data +
101.14 / Riparia Gloire
Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type.
|Planting Density||5,500 vines/ha|
|Ageing Potential||15+ years|
Food Matching Suggestions+
Great with Italian food! Well matched to rich pasta dishes, roast, game and smoked meats or instead of a sleeping pill ;-).