Atze’s Corner ‘The Mob’ 2017 Montepulciano

Atze's Corner 'The Mob' 2017 MontepulcianoHave you tried a red wine made from Montepulciano lately? Montepulciano is an Italian red wine grape that typically produces a medium-bodied style red wine full of flavours of plums, cherries and spices. It is also known to make a very ‘pizza-friendly’ red wine. So definitely my kind of tipple!

Montepulciano is the 2nd most widely planted red grape in Italy after Sangiovese. It’s also worth noting that there is a town in Italy called Montepulciano, and the wine ‘Vino Nobile di Montepulciano’ is in fact made from Sangiovese not Montepulciano.

Here in Australia, if you see Montepulciano on an Australian-made red wine, it’s got to be made from the Monetpulciano grape variety though. Like this 2017 ‘The Mob’ Atze’s Corner Montepulciano from the Barossa Valley. Continue reading

Altero 2018 Montepulciano Fleurieu Peninsula

Altero 2018 MontepulcianoYou know what I recently did? I cracked into some red and put on a cheesy romantic movie on Netflix. I was in one of those moods. Anyone else do that? If that’s a yes, let me know your Netflix recommendations for this genre 😉

The movie in question was Letters to Juliet with Amanda Seyfried and previous Home & Away star, Christopher Egan. Parts of the movie were set in Italy, so I thought this Altero 2018 Montepulciano from SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula would be a fine accompaniment. Continue reading

Sassafras Wines 2016 Montepulciano Ancestral

Sassafras 2016 Montepulciano AncestralI kept this The TC Wine Club pick especially to share with my Dad as I know he’s quite partial to sparkling red and there’s not a huge amount of it in NZ.

This Sassafras Ancestral 2016 Montepulciano is made from grapes from South Australia’s Riverland Region. Sassafras is a Canberra based producer. Continue reading