Gold Medal 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
Red and black cherry are the hallmark fruit qualities in the 2018 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 results is a formidable and complex aroma profile. With the warmer 2018 season, we upped the ante with whole-bunch work to build in some additional aromatics and savoury qualities. 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.
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Montalto Estate Cuvée 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 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
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.
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'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.