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Trout Valley Montepulciano 2014 RRP$19.40

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Aromas of black/blueberry, clove and thyme leads to a brightly flavoured palate that is juicy and finely textured. An expressive Montepulciano well structured by fine, firm tannins.

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Winemaker's Notes

Vineyard - Picked from the “home block” at Kahurangi Estate on north facing slopes with gentle undulating contours.

Soil - Moutere clay

Vintage Conditions - An outstanding vintage with perfect conditions. Phenolic ripeness was reached earlier than usual, resulting in one of the earliest harvests in the Nelson Region. Resulting fruit was ripe, clean and of excellent condition, producing wines which express vibrancy, fruit concentration and complexity.

Harvest Date - Mid-April 2014

Fermentation/maturation - Initial fermentation in 4,000 Litre open fermenters with hand plunging for a two week period. Matured in a mix of old French and American oak barrels.

Alcohol - 12.5%

Residual Sugar -  3 g/L

Acid - 5.8g/L

Tasting Notes / General Comments - Aromas of black/blueberry, clove and thyme leads to a brightly flavoured palate that is juicy and finely textured. An expressive Montepulciano well structured by fine, firm tannins.

Hue - Dark violet

Nose - Blackberry & Blue berry

Palate - black/blueberry, clove and thyme leads to a brightly flavoured palate.

Length - An expressive Montepulciano well structured by fine, firm tannins.

Cellar - A young Montepulciano will cellar for 5 years

Serving Suggestions - Perfect with pizza or Lasagne.

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