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The Mob 2017 Montepulciano

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  • The Mob Montepulciano Red Wine 

    2017 Vintage

    Single vineyard wines are always produced on a small scale, but our Montepulciano wine is especially exclusive. We only produce 200 dozen bottles of this rare, limited-edition wine.
    How “The Mob” Came to Be
    Our extravagant Montepulciano red wine has a dramatic backstory. 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 it almost proved to be fatal for this tiny patch of the estate. The sheep ravished the entire plot!
    Luckily, all was not lost. Three years later, the first crop of grapes to be delivered from these tough young vines ripened, and we soon discovered that they were second to none. (That’s the beauty of growing on ironstone and red clay.) In fact, they were so perfect, we decided to use them for an extra special wine.
    Our Montepulciano Wine
    We all love our Barossa reds to be deeply coloured, and Montepulciano is no exception. The tone is a deep purple – almost inky. The Atze’s Corner take is full of dark cherries and blackberries. This primary flavour is supported by a spine of fine, savoury tannins, low in acidity but highly aromatic.
    The wine’s richness and juicy fruit is clearly Barossa, but in this savoury profile there’s more than a nod to the food-friendly style of Italy. The wine has notes of both spice and pepper – almost a rustic touch, especially when paired with food. Its full-bodied texture is thick, close to syrupy.
    Our exclusive Montepulciano wine is a real crowd pleaser with fans of Atze’s Corner. And, it has a history of receiving numerous awards from the experts to back up its world-class pedigree.

     95 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine

     

    • Vintage:  2017
      Grape Varieties: Montepulciano 100%
      Harvest Date: April 25th 2017
      Bottling Date: October 10th 2018
      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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