Prometheus Montelpulciano 2021
Again, Riverland fruit, this time from the Renmark West Vineyard. This grape has been very successful in southern and central Italy, and it is easy to see why it works here as well – as a later ripener, the Riverland gives it every chance to reach its potential. If harvested too early, then we can be looking at unattractive green notes intruding. No chance of that here. A side note – remember that this grape is not the variety behind the Tuscan wines called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. That would be Sangiovese, because why make things simple?
There is the typical flick of acidity here but first, an attractive purple colour in the glass. Some notes of sour plums, and dry herbs. A flick of chocolate/cocoa powder and some dark berries. If one is to be hyper-critical, the wine could probably do with a fraction more length, but it does offer lots of flavour (seems key to all the Prometheus Wines) and I really doubt anyone will be so nitpicking when enjoying a glass of this red at a good barbecue.