Hans Herzog Montepulciano 2018

$79.90 inc. GST

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95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Intense, vibrant montepulciano with dark berry, violet, mixed spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. The wine really opened up as it sat in the glass, revealing quite a floral perfume. Nicely structured, with a good balance of fruit and alcohol sweetness with fine tannins to reveal a dry and lengthy finish.” – Bob Campbell MW

“This classy, estate-grown red is typically overflowing with sweet-fruit flavours. The 2018 vintage was hand-harvested on the north side of the Wairau Valley, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured for two and a half years in French oak casks (partly new). Deeply coloured, it has a fragrant, fresh bouquet of berries, plums and spices. Mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, it is concentrated and vigorous, with savoury notes adding complexity, good tannin backbone, and a finely poised, lasting finish. Likely to be long-lived, it should be at its best 2023+. Certified organic.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Notes: Alluring, complex and multi-layered nose of dark-fruit. Aromas of dark cherries, blueberries and plums with hints of violets, chocolate and spices. Juicy and tantalizing acidity with rounded tannins. Real elegance, power, sumptuousness, immensity and emotion is transmitted by tasting this nectar. Enormously long finish, showing a wine great in its youth but with the necessary structure and balance for great longevity. Tasted July 2021.

Winemaking Notes: “Perfectly healthy, destemmed grapes allowed for a long cold soak to extract the superb flavours and beneficial antioxidants of the skins. The must progressed through a long cool wild yeast fermentation and extended post maceration. After gentle pressing, I transferred the young wine into French Barriques and Puncheons (20% new) for it’s natural malolactic fermentation. The minimal oxygen exchange over a long 30 months of maturation on the fine lees softened and smoothed tannin and acidity without too much wood tannin extraction. The wine and wood married together to form a richer, more complex and textured wine, able to age for many years in the bottle. No fining. No filtration. Minimum effective SO2. Natural goodness.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 14.0%

Variety: Montepulciano

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand.

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