GOLD MEDAL | Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
A modern take on the famed varietal from Italy's Abruzzo region. The trademark ripe, savoury characters are present, along with supple tannins that add a unique character. A must try wine.
The winery writes "Grown on our Gimblett Gravels vineyard on Mere Road this magnificent, multifaceted "Monty" has been a star in our range for many years. Flavours of morello cherries with a savoury finish. Perfect to enjoy while the steak is sizzling or as a counterpoint to a pasta dish."
Bob Campbell writes "Reasonably intense, rich montepulciano with dark-fleshed plum, dark berry, cassis, violet and spice supported by a backbone of firm, dry tannins. Good now but with an even more promising future."