So many new and wonderful varieties are being planted in Australia which makes it perfect for the individual to taste different flavours and textures. The variety is mostly found in the southern most aspect of Tuscany in Italy but it has found its way to Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills. In Italy the variety loves the warmer areas but the grapes for this wine are in the cooler area. I think McLaren Vale might be the place to plant this variety.
Altamont Montepulciano 2011
It is a spicy little number with red and blue berries mixed in. The wine is light bodied with a savoury profile and not much tannin. I like what they are trying to achieve with this wine but I would like to see more plum flavours in a medium bodied frame. Perhaps it was the season as 2011 was very wet with red wine quality being down a bit. It would be very interesting to see what they can do with the 2012s.
Drink: Now or over the next 3 years.