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Hilltops Montepulciano

2022 Hilltops Montepulciano

2022 Hilltops Montepulciano

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One of the great food wines of Italy (yep another one) Montepulciano is made for drinking with food grilled over coals. Lamb in particular but anything smoky and rich will shine with this variety.

Monte also is made for our warming, unpredictable climate. Ripens late, very thick skins, high acid; tick,tick,tick.

Technical Notes

Ravensworth Montepulciano
Collection: Single site
Vintage: 2022
GI: Hilltops
Vineyard source: Grove
Harvest date: 5th April
Processing: Whole-berry ferments for 3-4 weeks
Élevage: 14 months
Vessels: New and used puncheons
Vintage conditions: Another cool year, very wet early that kept us on our toes in the vineyard. Was a year for patience, faith and gumboots.
Bottling date: May 2023
Production: 300 dozen
Cellaring: 3 - 7 years
Something interesting: This is the variety Montepulciano not the DOCG region of Tuscany
Drink with: Lamb


Ravensworth 2022 Montepulciano
"The back label states: ‘not meant to be a fancy wine. Just drink it FFS …” OK. Will do. While it might not be fancy, it’s irresistible BTW. No more acronyms from here on. It’s super juicy and vibrant – montepulciano always offers a fantastic purple-hue, this is fragrant with cherries and lots of licorice, menthol and choc-mint, too and wafts of new leather. Cherries and pips on the palate, not a big wine as pliable tannins are behind the acidity, which is leading the way. For a refreshing style this is tip-top; way too easy to drink on its own but even better with some lamb as the label suggests. No argument there"
Jane Faulkner, The Wine Companion

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