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2020 Head Red Montepulciano

Barossa Valley, SA

Rich, spicy full-figured Montepulciano, this the perfect Thursday night pizza wine.

$26.00

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About The Wine

This is one of those perfect 'BBQ reds' that's built for easy drinking.

It's a wine that winemaker Alex Head wants to change people's ideas about what the Barossa is all about. This takes the lusciousness of Barossa and meshes it to the ripe, spicy characters of the Italian variety, Montepulciano, making a moreish, modern Australian red ready for the guzzling.

It's bright, cherry, charry, delicious bargain for any night of the week.

About Head Wines

Alex Head has had what you might call a meteoric rise through the Australian wine industry. In his short career as a producer he has been heralded as one of the best Young Gun Winemakers, not only in the Barossa but the whole country.

With no formal training as a winemaker, the purity and balance inherent in the wines are amazing.

Alex has a passion for the old vineyards that populate the Barossa. With a keen eye for a good site, Alex has put together a formidable portfolio of vineyards which produce simply outstanding renditions of Shiraz and Grenache year-in, year-out. 

These are some of the most exciting wines in the Barossa.

Alex in the vines
Alex in the vines
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The latest addition to our Head Red range is a Montepulciano. No other emerging variety in the Barossa has shown as much promise as Montepulciano. We have worked hard to produce a wonderfully aromatic, pure, refreshing luncheon wine with low extract and low alcohol. The perfect bistro wine.

Blend : Montepulciano (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Alex in the barrel room
Alex in the barrel room
Barossa Valley, SA
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Critic Reviews

88Points
The Wine Front

" Cherry cola and spice, bit of char, dried herb and amaro. Quite chewy, distinct liquorice bitterness, grip and dark fruit, earthy things, then black fruit, finish is a bit dry and charred. A bit desiccated, you might say, but interesting.  - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

87Points
The Wine Front

"Fragrant, medium weight red. Kirsch and cassis, a bit of sweet spice, some mint and fennel too. Juicy in the palate, a scrape of twiggy tannin, a screech of orange-y acidity, the finish overtly dry and splintery. Some intrigue here but feels a bit firm all up." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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A welterweight champion

Head pulls off another Barossa interpretation of a European classic by retaining the mild dryness and acidity of the old world style, while adding some new world fruit-forward approachability, courtesy of South Australia's fine climate.

This is the kind of wine people describe as the "perfect BBQ wine" based on its price alone, but it really IS the perfect BBQ wine because it works perfectly with or without food, and it stands up to cheese particularly well.

This wine is like a welterweight boxer - sinewy and lean, but powerful at the same time. Easily a winner.

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Perfect Pizza Wine

I love this wine!

It's got tons of juicy blueberry/blackberry notes but also a little savoury. Medium bodied with dry tannins. I find it goes perfect with a pizza!

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