It’s a question of taming the beast! Monte has terrific colour, serious tannin, and generous flavours. So we handle it gently… destem to an open fermenter, pump over just enough to keep it happy, then press; then off it goes for a snooze in mature French oak barrels. As deep and as crimson as it gets… and it’s backed up by a powerful yet fresh, brightly-fruited palate. Great drinking with a platter of Italian cured meats, strong salty cheeses, or a big bowl of true Italian tomato-based pasta. Is the aroma predominantly berries or cherries? We can’t decide… but whichever it is, it’s absolutely delicious! It’s a wine of structure: with a backbone of acid and tannin that ensure that our Monte will cellar for 8-10 years.
Bronze Medal - 2022 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2022 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show