Family Reserve Montepulciano 2020

Family Reserve Montepulciano 2020

Family Reserve Montepulciano 2020

$49.00 NZD

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  • sustainable production

Almost black in colour, our Family Reserve Montepulciano 2020 is turning heads with its intense dark fruit, cocoa and spice flavours, the elegant complexity and the lasting, tactile finish.

The Montepulciano grape variety originates from Central Italy.  Try it with an Italian antipasto platter or delicious New Zealand game.

In exceptional years we carefully select wines for our Family Reserve label.  We feel they just have that extra dimension and totally deserve a black label. We hope you’ll enjoy!


Season Overview

What a blast! The growing season was a pure delight, putting smiles on everyone’s face!

The vines loved the gentle spring rain and quickly produced a healthy, vibrantly green canopy. In December, our Nelson sun made for perfect flowering and good pollination.

Summer brought many weeks of blue skies, interspersed with brief rain falls, just enough to keep the soil moisture up and the vines thriving.

We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw this weather pattern continue right into harvest in mid-March! The fruit was in perfect condition with high sugar levels and tremendous flavour intensity, probably the best we’ve ever seen it.


From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Totally unfined and perfect for vegan wine lovers.

        From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

         

        Viticulture:  Montepulciano produces large, almost seedless grape berries of an amazing dark colour.  With its tough skins it is well suited to an extended ripening period and is picked roughly three weeks after all our other varieties.

         

        • 100% fruit from our Home block 
        • Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam 
        • Close planting: 3780 vines/ha
        • Hand-harvested by our family-bubble during lockdown on 22 April 2020 
        • 23.9 Brix
         

        Gentle winemaking: di-stemmed before fermentation on the skins, hand-plunged, moderate pressing, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, minimal pumping

         

        • aged for 12 months in two and three year old French barrels in temperature controlled barrel room
        • Bottled on 21 July 2021 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint 
        • Screw capsules, 14.5% alcohol
        • Totally unfined and perfect for vegan wine lovers
        • only 113 cases produced
         

         

         

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