Framingham Marlborough Montepulciano 2009

Montepulciano from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Jul-2012
Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Kaituna' vineyard, destemmed and given a cold soak, and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in 30% new French oak barriques for 18 months. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. Very fresh, intensely penetrating aromas herbs and dark cherry fruits combine with dark raspberry and minerally notes on the nose. Medium-full-bodied, up-front, bright and juicy fruit flavours of dark raspberries infused with herbs and stalky elements show strongly on impact, but become more restrained through the palate length. There is good vinous mouthfeel with fine, grainy tannin structure and soft acidity in support, the extraction building and becoming more prominent. The wine finishes with individual herb and dark red fruit flavours along with some crisp acidity, and firm tannins. A medium-bodied Montepulciano with distinctive herb and dark berry flavours and a firmness to the mouthfeel. Serve with pizza and barbecued foods over the next 3-4+ years. 16.5+/20 Jul 2012 RRP $34.95

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