Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard - Flat Creek Estate Montepulciano 2016

Montepulciano 2016

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Montepulciano 2016
Montepulciano 2016

The Story:

Our friends at Diamante Doble have begun to supply us with Montepulciano grapes to supplement our Estate bottling.  This blend of Estate Grown Montepulciano and Texas High Plains Montepulciano is ready to drink upon it’s 2020 release date!  

The Tasting Notes:

The 2016 Texas Montepulciano is comprised of grapes from the Texas Hill Country & the Texas High Plains.  It is lighter than our previous 2015 Montepulciano.  Much of the difference in weight can be attributed the different barrels each wine was aged in.  The 2015 was aged in Hungarian Oak, notorious for its ability to increase mid-palate.  The 2016 vintage was aged in Russian Oak, an oak known for its sweeter aromas and elegance in the mouth.  The black cherry notes and rustic old-world style remain in both vintages!

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Vintage2016
VarietalMontepulciano
Varietal Composition100% Montepulciano (Flat Creek Estate & Diamante Doble Vineyards)

AppellationTexas Hill Country & Texas High Plains
VineyardFlat Creek Estate & Diamante Doble Vineyards
Harvest Date09/28/2016
Sugar23.4
Acid5.72
PH3.65
AgingAged 29 Months in 40% New Russian & French and 60% Neutral Oak Barrels
Fermentation14 Day Fermentation at 79°F (Yeast: BM 4X4)
Residual Sugar0.0%
Alcohol12.40%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/20/2019
Cases Produced794
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