2021 Roko Il Vagabondo Montepulciano
Riverland, SA – Montepulciano is an Italian variety creating a new life for itself in the sun-soaked, ancient soils of The Riverland. Harvested from two different patches on the Bassham Family Organic vineyard, about 9 days apart, each pick was fermented separately and blended together just prior to bottling.
With dark, brambly fruit, cracking acidity and rustic tannins, it’s a gutsy wine, full of life, love, and plenty of stories to tell. The thick skins provides a lovely, dark purple colour, and while the nose gives a feeling of power and intensity, the palate opens with a lovely, puckering fruit character, like a basket of freshly picked mixed berries. The finish brings that tannin and those grippy, savoury elements back into play, while the acid keeps the freshness and length going.