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2018 After Five Wine Co. Montepulciano

Barossa Valley, SA

Further proof positive that Montepulciano has a huge future in the Barossa Valley.

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A striking young Italian variety finding a home in the Barossa Valley, and what's not to like?

Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

There is a natural synergy between Montepulciano and the Barossa Valley.

In its home in Tuscany, it produces powerful dark fruited wines with glossy texture and a natural fruit sweetness that makes it a perfect match with hearty red meat dishes. These characters marry so well with the Barossa region, as is exemplified here by the Purple Hands team.

Their Montepulciano is all bright blue fruit and sweet spices topped with a vibrant floral note on the nose. Big red lovers, walk this way.

About Purple Hands

Purple Hands are an excellent Barossa producer crafting tiny quantities of some very elegant and flavourful full bodied reds.

Holding the reigns are Mark Slade and Craig Stansborough - the latter of which is chief winemaker at well-known Barossa winery, Grant Burge. Craig's own vineyard supplies much of the Purple Hands fruit. A distinguished ancient vineyard planted around the end of the 1800s forms the basis of the Planta Circa label. And the After Five Wine Co. wines showcase other special sites from around the region that they believe have a rare quality of character.

These wines exemplify the classic regional characters of power and presence and will reward patience in the cellar for die-hards of the region.

Craig Stansborough & Mark Slade
Craig Stansborough & Mark Slade
Barossa Valley, SA
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From The Producer

Vineyard: Single Vineyard - Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2011 and is own rooted, clone is SAV1101. The vines are spur pruned. The mid rows have been cultivated to winter active fescue and the vineyard has been run organically since late mid-2017.

Blend : Montepulciano (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Craig & Mark in the vineyard
Craig & Mark in the vineyard
Barossa Valley, SA
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Halliday Wine Companion

"Destemmed, lightly crushed, wild yeast open ferment, 10 days on skins, basket-pressed, mlf, maturation in new French hogshead and older French oak for 5 months, racked and then another 12 months maturation, no fining, no filtration. Vegan friendly. A striking young Italian variety finding a home in the Barossa Valley, and what's not to like? It strikes a dramatic dense purple pose in the glass, the scent is pure La Dolce Vita with exotic spice, black cherry and enduring anise. It flows beautifully across the tongue, smooth, intense but with lively tannins." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

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This just reminds me of the places I'm not allowed to go any more. The taste of Rome on a sunny autumn afternoon. Roll on borders opening!

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