Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Amato Vino Teroldego 2013

I popped into Newcastle's Reserve Wine Bar during December. It was great chatting with owner Patrick Haddock, and when I asked him for something interesting to buy, he didn't hesitate to suggest this.

I love wines with interest and mystique, and this has all that. This is super impressive and the label grabs one's attention too.

A single vineyard wine from the Margaret River, 23% whole bunches were used with 24 days on skins.  Add to that 16 months of French oak, the wine was unfiltered and unfined. Only 123 dozen were produced.

Dark fruits, mulberries and savoury herb characters slowly unfurl along with some sweetish fruit that's chiseled into a deliciously moreish delivery. A few more sips and the spice and earthy tones really captured my attention. Each element seems to get it's own moment in the spot light. I was fighting with my guests for another top up. It possesses a dangerous sensual allure and I just wish I bought more.

Cellar for the medium term and have with meat. Slow roasted beef did the trick for me.


Region: Margaret River
RRP: $40
Source: Retail.

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