CELLAR CLUB MEMBERS or CELLAR DOOR SALES ONLY
- VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES
VARIETY and STYLE
The 2008 vintage Montepulciano was a Gold Medal and Champion Trophy at the Bragato; the 2009 judged 5-star and 'benchmark Montepulciano' in the Geoff Kelly Wine reviews. This one, from that great 2010 vintage, was first released at the Island of Wine, Waiheke Expo at Viaduct Harbour in September 2014. It is made in the style of the great Montepulciano Abruzzo Riservas with prolonged oak contact. As befits the 'once-in-a-lifetime' vintage from that 100 year event, this one is massively concentrated with complex fruit (Xmas cake/plum pudding) and spice. Despite its youth, the big, soft and voluptuous tannins are expressing themselves beautifully. Cellaring potential for 15 perhaps 20 years, but this one will sell out faster than the 2008 and 2009 vintages.
Food match: Montepulciano lovers will know that it is famous as a food-friendly wine that will go easily with just about anything.