Piccoli Lotti - Mount Lofty Ranges Montepulciano 2016

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Piccoli Lotti - Mount Lofty Ranges Montepulciano 2016

27.00

Region - One Tree Hill, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia

 

Vineyards - The fruit for this wine was sourced from a vineyard in the Mount Lofty region at 500mt elevation. This is a cool site with red loam over lime soils. Medium rainfall, warm to hot summers and cool nights make this an ideal site for Montepulciano.

 

Growing Conditions - A warm August / September set the vintage for near perfect conditions. A January heatwave nearly undid all the great lead up work until a cool period and a timely rain event slowed the vines down and allowed thefruit to ripen to maturity earlier than previously vintages but with outstanding flavours.

 

Winemaking - The fruit was crushed and left to soak in open top fermenters prior to fermentation to extract soft early tannins and colour. The ferment had the juice pumped over the skins daily to optimise extraction of colour, tannins and flavour before being pressed off to older French oak to mature for 12 months.

 

Winemakers Tasting Notes – A vibrant red colour with aromas of dark cherry, boysenberry, violets, biscuit and vanilla. The palate is full bodied, luscious and smooth. The tannins are soft but obviously present which gives the fruit a perfect platform to express.

Enjoy now or for the next 5 years.

 

Analysis -pH 3.47 | Alc. 13.5% | TA 6.5g/l

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Please note: you must order in multiples of 6 or 12

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