Montepulciano 2009 - 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.
The Hans Herzog Montepulciano is produced from extremely low yields that results in amazingly high concentration levels. The 2009 vintage produced a full-bodied and deep dark cherry coloured Montepulciano bursting with power, concentration and texture.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
After a long wild yeast fermentation to enhance the dark colour and intense flavours, the wine was transferred and subsequently aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, partly new. The wine was then bottled without any fining or filtration.
A heady nose, displaying flavours of cranberry and dark ripe plums, underpinned by liquorish and savoury overtones. This is a complex blend of intense ripe fruit enveloped by fine tannins. A voluptuous, smooth and delicate wine which has aged gracefully over the last 13 years with plenty more life in it.
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.
Food Matching Suggestions+
With a low residual sugar, this wine is well matched to rich, spicy pasta dishes and slow cooked meats.