2021 Hand Crafted Montepulciano
By Hand Crafted
Story: Montepulciano is likely to have originated in Tuscany and is now widely planted throughout central and southern Italy. It’s one of the dominant grape varieties in the Abruzzo region in central / eastern Italy and produces medium-bodied wines that are deep in colour with rich tannins and savoury flavours.
Vintage: 2021 was an outstanding vintage for the Adelaide Hills. A wet Spring and early budburst conditions were ideal for flowering and fruit of most varieties. The ripening period remained mild giving the fruit extended time on the vine to achieve excellent flavour and ripeness balance with good levels of natural acidity.
Nose: The Hand Crafted Montepulciano offers interesting notes of blackberries, dried herbs and a hint of spice.
Palate: The palate is medium-bodied with elegant flavours of black fruits and spice, followed by drying tannins on the finish.
Pairing: This wine goes really well with roast pork shoulder served with roasted carrots, onions and baby beets.
Cellaring: Drink now or to 2031
Winemaker: Shane Harris