Geoff Hardy Handcrafted Montepulciano 2019
Montepulciano is likely to have originated in Tuscany and is now widely planted throughout central and southern Italy. It’s one of the dominant grape varieties in the Abruzzo region in central / eastern Italy and produces medium-bodied wines that are deep in color with rich tannins and savory flavors.
The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for color and flavor development.
The Hand Crafted Montepulciano offers interesting notes of blackberries, dried herbs and a hint of spice.
The palate is medium-bodied with elegant flavors of black fruits and spice, followed by drying tannins on the finish.
This wine goes really well with Italian style lamb with a herbed couscous.
Drink now or to 2028
Geoff Hardy Handcrafted Shiraz 2018
As part of the Adelaide’s Wine capital of the world nomination. The Cooler climates encourages Whites and Pinot , but the standouts are the Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc.
Located 20 mins from the capital of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills is the connection between the Barossa and McLaren Vale.
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