Amato Vino Teroldego
$72.80

Country of Origin: Australia (Margaret River)

Grape Varietal: Toreldego (origin: Trentino, Northern Italy)

ABV: 14%

Volume: 750ml

Deep, brooding colour. Dark black/red fruits dominate the nose: blackberry, dark plum, mulberry… tarry/charry and spicy, with heady perfume and brambly earth and dried herbs adding to the mix. Hints of cedar/pine and a dusty pencilly oak character – a fruit-derived varietal character rather than any influence from the aged oak in which the wine matured. Hits the high notes with floral tones, and the bass notes with intense fruit concentration.

The palate is structured and firm, however whilst acid/tannins are in clear evidence the palate is densely packed and sweet-fruited, showing blackberry, dense plums, eastern spice, tar, black cherry and cola. A bold wine, upright and structured, yet approachable in its youth. Though it cellars well for up to 10 years, this wine requires little ageing. Best enjoyed with food.

20% whole bunch ferment. 22 days on skins. Matured for 18 months in aged French oak, unfined and unfiltered, with minimum sulphur for protection.

Recommended Food Pairing: Roast beef and venison; stir-fried red meats or pork with ginger or mild spices; sweet and sour pork; Peking duck; fried fish/sweet and sour fish; stir fried vegetables with light spices or mild chillies.

 

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