Montepulciano 2017 Gold 96 pts

goldMontepulcianoMontepulciano is Italy's second most widely dispersed indigenous grape variety, widely planted throughout central and southern Italy.

It should not be confused with the similarly named Tuscan town named Montepulciano, wines from around that town are predominantly made from Sangiovese.

Montepulciano is well suited to our Dell’uva estate vineyard here in the Western Ridge of the Barossa as it is rarely found in northern Italy; it ripens late and can be excessively "green" if grown in cooler regions.  Montepulciano is a permitted variety in DOC wines produced in 20 of Italy's 95 provinces.

Montepulciano is full bodied with great structure and balanced tannins, inky-purple colour with blackberry aromas and rich dark berry palate with spice.  Hints of chocolate and vanilla from the French Oak, rich with plenty of character, this wine will last for years to come.