Amato Vino Montepulciano 2014
An organically-grown gem from Riverland grower – Ricca Terra Farms.
Handpicked, cold soak 4 days, 20% wholebunch wild ferment, then matured in aged oak for eight months. Unfined, unfiltered, minimum sulphur for protection.
Light/medium ruby-red colour. Aromas of spicy plum, floral/herbal tea characters, savoury and earthy red-fruits. Slight citrus elements, some perfume and dustiness for lift. Red and black-fruits head up the palate – some strawberry, dark cherry and plum – along with toasted spice nuances. Structurally sound and upright – tannins are fine-grained and some good crunchy acidity rounds out the finish.
This wine is a medium-bodied, savoury dry red, ideal for year-round drinking. Best drunk fresh – with tomato-based pasta, pizza and antipasti.