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The Mob 2016 Montepulciano

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  • The Mob 2016 Montepulciano Red Wine 

    With this exclusive single vineyard Montepulciano wine you are getting a rare limited edition wine (only 200 dozen bottles made).

    This extravagant Montepulciano red wine comes with a dramatic story... In its first year, a group of sheep, affectionately named “The Mob”, squeezed through a hole in the vineyard fence. It was a tragedy for the vines, and almost proved to be fatal for this tiny patch of the estate. They ravished the whole plot! But all was not lost. Three years later and the first crop of grapes to be delivered from these tough young vines are second to none. That’s the beauty of growing on ironstone and red clay.                                                                                            
    Deeply coloured, as we all love our Barossa reds to be, the Atze’s take on this Montepulciano wine style is full of dark cherries and blackberries supported by a spine of fine, savoury tannins.  Its richness and juicy-fruit is clearly Barossa but there’s more than a nod, in the savoury, food-friendly style to Italy.                 

    Our exclusive Montepulciano wine is a real crowd pleaser and it has a history of numerous awards to back up its world class pedigree.

     95 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine

     

    • Vintage:  2016
      Grape Varieties: Montepulciano 100%
      Harvest Date: April 5th 2016
      Bottling Date: October 8th 2017
      Technical Details: 14.0% 
      Food Pairing

      This is a red which is made to be enjoyed with umami-
      rich foods; think pizza Margherita and mushroom risotto.

      Serving Temperature:

      15 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      Drink now until 2023.

      Background/Story:

      Andy has adopted Montepulciano along with a swathe of other Italian varieties, introduced them to his family’s Barossa vineyards and is making the wine with his usual flair. But it was a close run thing with the Montepulciano; a mob of excited sheep nearly grazed the young vines to death. Resurrected, and I suppose, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, the 2016 vintage has produced a cracking wine.
      200 dozen bottles produced.

      Maturation

      16 months 3rd and 4th fill mix of French and American
      Oak Hogsheads to give subtle hints of oak and soften our the chewy raw tannin.

      Vineyard:

      1 Ha single vineyard. Soil: Scattered Iron Stone/Shallow clay loan top soil over deep red clay. Site: East Facing Slope

      Vintage:

      Low Yelds of 2 tonne/acre and a dry summer with a warm February and mild March saw average ripening and well developed blue fruit flavours



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