2020 Colours of the South
Barossa Valley
Rosso

$30.00

Vibrant colour, aromas of red berry, florals, herbs, orange peel and sweet spice resembling red wine-based vermouth. A crunchy lively palate crisp palate showing elements of each variety. The Negro Amaro adding floral, citrus and the spice element, Montepulciano adding the red berry fruit, with Aglianico giving rose and dried herb element. All three varietals have delivered fine tannin and natural acid.

226 in stock

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Vineyard:
Montepulciano and Aglianico : Stansborough Vineyard (Williamstown)
Negroamaro : Andretzke Vineyard (Angaston)

Blend:
Montepulciano 43%, Negroamaro 43%, Aglianico 14%

Viticulture:
The Stansborough vineyard is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The Montepulciano and Aglianico were planted in 2011 and are SAVii01 & FP501 respectively. The Montepulciano is spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine and green thinned, with the Aglianico cane pruned and also thinned. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue. The Negroamaro was grafted onto old vine Semillon in 2014 and is spur pruned.

Tasting Notes:
Vibrant colour, aromas of red berry, florals, herbs, orange peel and sweet spice resembling red wine-based vermouth. A crunchy lively palate crisp palate showing elements of each variety. The Negro Amaro adding floral, citrus and the spice element, Montepulciano adding the red berry fruit, with Aglianico giving rose and dried herb element. All three varietals have delivered fine tannin and natural acid.

Current Vintage Accolades

Mike Bennie – 93 points
QWine Reviews – 92 points
Regan Drew – 92 points
Dave Brooks (Halliday Wine Companion) – 92 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 91 points
Patrick Eckel – 91 points
2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show – Bronze Medal

Previous Vintage Accolades

2019 Vintage
2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show – Silver Medal
2021 Barossa Wine Show – Silver Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points
4 Stars – Winestate Magazine
Matt Dunne – 91 points

2018 Vintage
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
2019 Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show – Gold Medal
2019 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show – Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 points
Winestate Magazine – 4 Stars
Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front) – 93 points
Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) – 91 points

Reviews

Montepulciano, Negroamaro and Aglianico is the quixotic blend here – the sum of the parts presents as a distinctly Italianate red wine with fine, firm tannins, bright cherry-like acidity and a sense of dried herbs piquancy in the medium weight slosh of cherry-berry fruit characters. A really engaging drink. Clever stuff. Mike Bennie 93 pts

A barbecue or roast night special. Generous with soft spices, this is a terrific drink.

A blend of Montepulciano, Negroamaro, Aglianico (43/43/14), it is dry, sapping and grippy. Oceans of dense plums are partnered by pretty scents of dried red flowers. A surge of dark chocolate, blood orange and a scattering of dried herbs build some depth to the savoury profile. Cocoa tannins reach long on a seemingly never-ending finish. Feed it some protein and you are in business. QWine Reviews