This is a single vineyard Montepulciano, planted in 2010, from the McLaren Vale. Designed to appeal to the ‘little rascal’ in all of us, for ‘good times and late nights’. Destemmed fruit goes into stainless steel, open fermenters for five days on skins. It is pumped over twice daily, before pressing. The wine sees no oak with the team at Woodstock believing that using purely stainless steel and tank maturation brings out the varietal character in a more vibrant way, something that barrel maturation is unable to do. A vibrant maroon colour, the impact of the aroma is immediate, bursting forth the moment the wine is opened. Youthful and not overly complicated, the aromas move through earthy and animal skin characters. Lots of chocolatey flavours, which also emerge on the palate. Black fruits, leather, cloves and more, especially savoury tones. Lovely texture, through to good tannins, with impressive intensity throughout. Perfect for accompanying your favourite pasta but no harm in putting a few bottles away in the cellar for four or five years. Get the wine here.
Woodstock Naughty Monte Montepulciano 2019