Montalto's Sparkling Celebration Pack is the perfect choice for sparkling wine lovers. No matter what the occasion, our two sparkling wines, Montalto Cuvée One and Pennon Hill Sparkling Rosé, will help create a celebration that's truly special; a moment out of the ordinary.
About Montalto Cuvée One
Montalto Estate Cuvee One 2015 has a generous mouthfeel and richness with a darker, more golden colour profile. There’s lots of creamy autolysis mixed with toast and honey, citrus and stone fruit, together with some marzipan flavours.
A deliciously more-ish dry sparkling wine to enjoy as an aperitif and for all your celebrations.
About Pennon Hill Sparkling Rosé
Pennon Hill Sparkling Rosé is made from 100% pinot noir grapes. This dry, lightly sparkling Méthode Traditionelle wine shows delicate fruit flavours of strawberry and cream, teamed with crisp acidity and impeccable length. Perfect summer drinking.
Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 offers red and blue fruits including red currants, blueberry, sour cherry, cranberry and a hint of wild raspberry combine with florals, dried herb, spice, and earthy forest-floor qualities.
On the palate, the generous, juicy red fruits of our Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 meld with bramble and earth, whilst fresh acidity provides verve and a moreish drinkability to the wine.
French oak plays a lovely supportive role adding to the structure and flavour profile by way of mocha notes. Our Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 is an entirely approachable pinot noir with excellent varietal and regional expression typical of the vintage.
Montalto Pennon Hill Rosé is a vibrant strawberry red in colour. Bright red fruits including strawberry, raspberry and cherry sherbet combine with a lick of watermelon and some lovely floral and spice qualities.
Saturating red fruits carry onto the textured and silken palate. The palate is generous, with lovely creamy qualities balanced by fresh natural acidity and a savoury long finish. A tremendous food wine.
Food Match: Yabby tails with aioli
Winner of 'Best in Show' 2018 Decanter Asia Wine AwardsTrophy 'Best Pinot Noir' 2018 Winewise Small Vignerons AwardsTrophy 'Best Pinot Noir' 2018 Mornington Peninsula (MPVA) Wine Show
Red and black cherry are the hallmark fruit qualities in the 2017 Montalto Estate Pinot Noir. Combine this with notes of black tea, blood orange, florals, spice, earth, dried herbs and forest floor, with a lick of tiramisu trailing from the oak and the result is a formidable and complex aroma profile.
The 2017 Montalto Estate Pinot Noir floods the palate with plenty of juicy red and black cherry fruit together with crushed raspberry. The sweet fruit is harnessed by some serious structural ripe tannin which carries the length of the palate and is supported by bright natural acidity and a long and savoury finish.
Food Match: Pork fillet.
Lemon and lime sherbet, nashi pear, ripe nectarine, chalk and slate notes combine with some roasted hazelnuts aromas. There’s some stuck match, brioche and gentle oak aromas just to round out the package.
Juicy nectarine and peach flavours are supported by tangy acidity, together with a mineral lick and generous texture from the lees work, skin contact and oak handling giving richness and balance. This is a delicious chardonnay with hallmark Montalto qualities exhibiting great varietal definition and regional expression.
It's always hard to go past our best-selling white, the Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio. Crafted to reflect the grigio style made famous by the Italians, our Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio is sourced from a selection of the best fruit from our sites across the Mornington Peninsula.
Made from early-picked fruit, it's fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fresh, delicate flavours and aromas. Crack open a bottle and you'll devour a wine resplendent with hints of Granny Smith apple and nashi pear, with some mineral notes of slate and flint, and creamy lees aromas.
With a crisp, clean finish, it's no surprise that Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio is one of our most popular wines.
Perfect pairing: Salt and Pepper Calamari
2018 MPVA Wine Show - GOLD
Tempranillo is a cracking medium-bodied and diverse food-pairing wine with a wonderful flavour profile to match.
Our 2017 vintage is deliciously savoury. Mineral and steely notes combine with mulberry, raspberry, cherry, blood plum and leaf litter together with faint nuances of tar and leather. There’s a rustic earthiness and a whisper of French oak in the background.
On the palate, there’s plenty of juicy fruit to greet you and abundant plush tannins to carry the fruit. The initial blast of fruit sweetness slowly subsides to be replaced with a long and savoury finish.
Food Match: Chickpea and chorizo stew
The previous vintage of this wine scooped the awards table, with nods from all directions including Gourmet Traveller Victorian Chardonnay of the Year 2017 to an impressive 97 points from James Halliday.
This vintage saw a riper season, resulting in a slight shift towards of stone fruit. The usual citrus focus (lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit) is still evident together with the mineral, white florals and sulphide elements typical of the Estate Chardonnay.
The influence of French oak adds to the richness and mouthfeel of the wine. Tangy, natural acidity lends line and length to the palate. The addition of the aged lees brings further complexity by way of crème brûlée and brioche, whilst adding texture and mouthfeel.
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Food match: Creamy chicken and mushroom fettuccini
The 2016 Montalto Estate Shiraz offers a complex array of fragrances including liquorice, black olives, pepper, nutmeg and cloves that combine with brooding black and blue fruits.
There's a gentle whole bunch fragrance and a nuance of dried herb adding to the complexity.
On the palate, the primary fruit flavours merge with some meaty and spicy notes and are well supported by soft French oak. The tannins are youthful and fine and the palate is rich and balanced with a long savoury finish.
Food match: Lamb Rack with Garlic and Rosemary
Montalto Estate Pinot Gris is crafted to reflect the gris-style made famous by the French. The lion’s share of this wine comes from our Tuerong vineyard and shows classic primary fruit aromas of pear, apple, citrus and stone fruit with some floral, spice and mineral elements.
The palate is supple with an abundance of fruit and a generously textured mouth-feel. This is a rich, yet fresh and elegant wine, with a beautifully expressive finish.
Food match: Creamy fettuccine with smoked salmon & capers.
A beautiful example of a cool climate riesling, this wine is almost too light and pretty to drink!
Aromatic notes of white flowers, lime and mandarin combine with a pleasing touch of sherbet and talc.
The palate is fine and focused, with a tangy freshness that also reveals some lovely textural qualities.
All too easy drinking.
Food Match: Yabbies with aioli
Trophy "Best Shiraz" 2018 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards
Gold Medal - 2018 MPVA Wine Show
Montalto Pennon Hill Shiraz bursts with sweet primary fruit aromas of raspberries, blueberries and plums and a complex array of fragrances including liquorice, black olives, pepper, nutmeg and cloves.
Juicy red fruits merge with some meaty, savoury and spicy notes and are well supported by the gentle French oak. The tannins in our Pennon Hill Shiraz are youthful and fine and the palate has a rich and balanced presence with a moreish acidity providing drive and length.
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Montalto Estate Cuvee One 2015 is made in the traditional method from the classic blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Subtle fruits qualities of green apple and strawberry combine with brioche notes from yeast autolysis.
A perfect dry sparkling wine to enjoy as an aperitif and for all kinds of celebrations. A sure crowd pleaser.
Pennon Hill Sparkling Rosé is made from 100% pinot noir grapes. This lightly sparkling Méthode Traditionelle wine shows generous fruit flavours of strawberry and cream, crisp acidity and impeccable length. Perfect for summer drinking.
Montalto Pennon Hill Moscato 2017 is a light and bright low alcohol wine made by the Montalto award-winning wine team.
Our Pennon Hill Moscato offers aromas of rose petals and freshly crushed grapes; flavours of Turkish delight and strawberries and a refreshing spritz that playfully surprises the palate.
Perfect summertime drinking!
The current vintage of Montalto wines has received a number of awards at the 2017 and 2018 Wine Shows. To celebrate, we've created a six-pack of our favourite award-winning wines at a special discount price for you, saving $24!
2 x 2017 Estate Pinot Noir
Trophy - Winewise Small Vignerons Awards
Trophy - Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Gold Medal - Boutique Wine Show Awards
2 x 2017 Pennon Hill Shiraz
Trophy - Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal - Royal Perth Wine Show
2 x 2017 Pennon Hill Pinot Noir
Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Pennon Hill Sauvignon Blanc offers classic aromas of passionfruit, cut grass, gooseberry and guava combine with nuances of talc, flint, slate and a little gun smoke.
The barrel ferment component, together with lees work make for a generous and textured mouthfeel supported by fruit purity and bright natural acidity - a perfect summer wine to be enjoyed with a wide range of foods.
Food Match: Char-grilled octopus salad
The 2016 Montalto "The Eleven" Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine made from eleven rows of chardonnay on our north-facing slope at the home vineyard site in Red Hill South. This site has an amazing expression of place and delivers premium quality fruit year in, year out.
Pale straw with green hues, the 2016 Montalto 'The Eleven' Chardonnay offers lemon, lime, tangerine and grapefruit combined with floral and mineral notes by way of slate and flint.
Crème brulee and brioche aromas fuse with hints of white florals. There is subtle oak influence by way of roasted hazelnuts with hints of struck match.
Purity and tension are the hallmark qualities of the 2016 "The Eleven" Chardonnay. The palate has a tight, fresh citrus focus balanced with some white-flesh stone fruits including nectarine. There is remarkable drive here and a long and focused palate. Creamy mouthfeel from both oak handling and lees influence adds richness and texture.
Food match: Roasted spatchcock with rosemary and thyme
Intensely fragrant, Montalto Single Vineyard Main Ridge Pinot Noir is a near perfect example of cool climate pinot noir.
Montalto Single Vineyard Main Ridge Pinot Noir offers a combination of red fruits including wild strawberry, raspberry, red currants and cherry with some dried herbal aromas of sage and bay leaf. Floral notes, spice, earth and forest floor are woven nicely through the primary fruit.
Careful oak handling imparts further complexity to the nose.
A concentration of fruit together with an abundance of fine tannins and bright acidity provides length and structure, making this wine a good prospect for extended cellaring.
Food match: Roasted quail
The 2016 Montalto Single Vineyard Red Hill Pinot Noir is the follow-up to the inaugural 2015 vintage from our Red Hill Block, the Montalto home vineyard at Red Hill South. It's a wine with an undeniable immediate-drinking appeal, but is sure to evolve into something even more complex over time.
Intense cherry and blood plum fruit are the driving force behind Montalto Single Vineyard Red Hill Pinot Noir, together with some earth and graphite aromas and a whisper of integrated oak.
A concentration of fruit together with an abundance of fine tannins and bright acidity provides length and structure.
There’s a minerality and savoury line flowing through on the long finish that will leave you wanting more, long after the bottle is (sadly) empty.
The Montalto Single Vineyard Tuerong Block Chardonnay is a new addition to Montalto's Single Vineyard line-up; an interesting and worthy compliment to the iconic “Eleven” Chardonnay from our home vineyard.
This is a complex chardonnay with zesty grapefruit flavours and perfectly executed textural phenolics. It has length and intensity for days.
Drink now or cellar for 10 years.
Montalto Single Vineyard 'Tuerong Block' Pinot Noir has a loyal and long-standing fan base, and with good reason.
The Tuerong Block Pinot Noir is a highly aromatic wine displaying immense complexity. Blackberry and kirsch notes combine with graphite, cherry, and earthy undertones. There’s that characteristic whole-bunch green and fragrant perfume hovering together with some subtle dried herbs and black olive. The palate is structured and shows restraint and elegance as the saturating fruits dissolve into a satisfying savoury finish.
This wine will reward cellaring - if you can wait that long to drink it.
Food match: Confit duck
Montalto Single Vineyard 'Merricks Block' Pinot Noir 2016 is fresh and bright with lovely rare purity and generosity.
Bury yourself in red berries, blue fruits, spice and some bushland fragrance on the nose. Savoury and forest undergrowth flavours add an extra dimension to the primary fruit qualities and combine nicely with some smoky oak notes.
Montalto Single Vineyard 'Merricks Block' Pinot Noir always shows a sensuous tannin profile and this vintage is no exception. It has a dry spicy finish of excellent length. Enjoy it while you can; with just 190 cases produced this one won't be on the shelves for long.
Food match: Pork Belly
The unmistakable sauvignon blanc aromas of passionfruit and lychee combine with mixed peel and marzipan, together with some faint grassy notes. Perfectly layered, there is an immense concentration of fruit, with spicy warmth and fresh, natural acidity.
Food Match: Cheese plate