Montepulciano 2015 Magnum
Our Magnums are presented beautifully in our exclusive wooden boxes (domestic customers only). Best enjoyed with a group of friends and family.
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.
Marlborough basked under blue skies throughout summer and experienced wonderfully warm weather after a cooler than average start. The long warm ripening season ended in a beautiful Indian summer. No cost and time was spare for our mighty Montepulciano. For an 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.'
Warning - not for the faint hearted! A heady nose, displaying aromas and flavours of dark cherries, blackberries and luscious juicy plums, underpinned by dark chocolate and chilli. A vibrant powerhouse enveloped by soft tannins and mouth watering acidity, seductive and elegant. Made for the ages.
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Food Matching Suggestions+
All our wines are dry and never over extracted. Sommeliers love them for their ability to easily match with many different foods. Such a powerful wine loves of course hearty dishes but is as lovely to sip and relax at the end of the day - working wonders as a natural sleeping pill...
The Real Review - 96 Points
'Big, rich, juicy, almost cuddly Montepulciano with dried fruit, cassis, ripe plum, chocolate, mocha and spicy oak flavours. Deliciously drinkable now but with development potential. The best New Zealand grown Montepulciano I've tasted.' Bob Campbell