Picked from very low yields of the wonderfully ripe Montepulciano, and crafted in the traditional Italian ‘Passito’ way, the grapes have been air-dried in crates and shriveled to intensely flavoured raisins to concentrate the already powerful ‘Mighty Monte’ aromas.
After the drying process the raisins were gently pressed and fermented creating my Montepulciano elixir which I then aged in a single French half barrique (117 litre) for two years. The raisins’ high sugar content makes for a very strong wine without being sweet.
This opulent, majestic, richly flavoured wine is truly one of our finest and most age-worthy wines which will seduce and flatter. The rich, powerful bouquet is a spectacle of aromas of baked fruit, dried plums (zwetschke), warm spices like cloves and dark chocolate. The long lasting and attractive finish echoes the pure fruit flavour. A dark, brooding wine, generally considered one for meditation!