Montepulciano: savoury, sophisticated, nuanced and delicious. And from South Australia, not Southern Italy – an unexpected punchline that draws a double-take from many.
Isn’t Australian wine all about Chardonnay and Shiraz, and sunny, exuberant generosity? It still is in many cases, but the narrative is being changed by a diverse cast of Mediterranean grape varieties that have been planted across the country over the past 25 years. They are an exciting breed of new Australians – wines that shout proudly of their adoptive homeland while still remembering their European heritage.