2007 Montrose Pietra Sangiovese

6x750ml Bottles | RRP: $31.41 | Our Price: $20.99 | Cracka Rating: 3/58

Producer: Montrose Type: Red Varietal: Sangiovese Region: Mudgee, NSW

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2007 Montrose Pietra Sangiovese Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh 92 Rob Geddes MW
  • Montrose is a Mudgee original. It was the trailblazer for the region, and there is more than a few cuttings (especially of barbera and sangiovese) from the vineyards in other wine regions of NSW. Pietra in Italian for 'stone', which relates to the soil in the vineyard, and shows aromas of preserved cherries, meaty and earthy savouriness, and dried oregano on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is more medium-bodied, dry and more savoury than fruit, with mellowing tannins, friendly acidity, and a lick of taosty oak on the respectable finish. This is a straight-out food wine, and would be great with some osso buco.
    Cracka Wine Rating70
  • Typically bright, fresh fruit and soft tannins backed by crisp acidity - a hallmark of the variety.
  • Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh says:

    We thought last year's inaugural release was overpriced, but this year's release is a serious step up in quality. If you have a passion for sangiovese, you'll love it. It has all the dry, leathery, tangy characters that sangio lovers seek. It tastes of sweet-sour cherries and lots and lots of cracked, red earth (we promise, it does), and it hums with mouth-drying, almost gamey, nutty tannin. Oak is present but unobtrusive, and it finishes with a satisfying bite of flavour.

    Best Drinking: 2009-2014
    The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10
    92

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    Bright fresh fruit, some dried herbs, gentle tannins giving a superb texture and lovely savoury characters.

    Best Drinking: 2012

    Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says:

    Plenty of wood is immediately apparent, then it moves to sangiovese's red fruits, spiced cherries and gently earthy notes in behind. Decent palate weight, it's juicy and focused to start, building on fine, fluffy tannins and finishing with convincing ripe fruit flavours.

    Best Drinking: Now
    The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
    91

    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:

    Clearly defined and presented varietal fruit with cherry and sour cherry the mainspring; rninimal tannins.

    Best Drinking: 2013
    92

    Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says:

    Bright fresh fruit, some dried herbs, gentle tannins giving a superb texture and lovely savoury characters.

    Best Drinking: 2012

    Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says:

    A stylish and shapely sangiovese that needs to age a little to enable its fruit to emerge. Its dusty, spicy aromas of sweet raspberries, cherries, white pepper and cloves precede a supple and juicy palate framed by appropriately tight and fine grained tannins. Quite long and savoury, with a slightly sour-edged note to its cherry/plum fruit, it just lacks a little cut and definition.

    Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

    Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says:

    Spicy aromas of dried herbs, maraschino cherries and raspberries with a modest oak influence and a background of marzipan. Smooth and supple, but finely crafted over a spine of chalky dry tannins, it presents a tight and varietally correct palate of sour-edged red berry fruits.

    Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
    90
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