Poderi Crisci Montepulciano 2016
- New Zealand, 750ml
On opening there is instantly a lot of spice on the nose, dark fruits, plums and cherries but also leathery and leafy tones give the Montepulciano a lot of complexity. Rich on the palate, the flavour of “Zwertschge”, a European plum, baked fruit, fruit tart. Very intriguing and becoming richer again as the wine opens up but also very taut.
- Winery: Poderi Crisci
- Varietal: Montepulciano
- Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
Food pairing: Italian dishes such as tomato based pastas, pizza and spicy Italian pepperoni; roast pork, beef brisket, burgers, Shepherds Pie; Asiago, Parmesan & Cheddar cheeses.
The typical Montepulciano tannins are beautifully bound into the taste giving this wine a lot of complexity. As interesting as it is at present, the 2016 will improve with another three years of cellaring.
Immersed in the art of food and wine for four generations, the Poderi Crisci winery is an invitation to appreciate the finer things in life, a destination with layers of experience. A family-owned vineyard with flair for all things Italian and a passion for traditional winemaking, this slice of Tuscany in the infamous Waiheke Island wine region will transport you to a simpler time just by tasting their wine!
Napoli-raised Antonio Crisci arrived in New Zealand in the early 90’s, quickly making a name for himself in the Auckland hospitality scene while setting his sights on a winery where tradition would meet innovation and give people a taste for distinctly Italian wine blends. Planting the very first merlot vines in early 2000, the family have stayed true to old world styled wine and grape varieties, while providing the ultimate winery experience for locals and tourists alike.
Time-honoured traditions and commitment to flavour are just a few reasons why “things just taste better at Poderi Crisci”.
Poderi Crisci's restaurant has received the recognition of being a Metro Top 50 restaurant as well as being listed in the Cuisine Good Food Guide containing the best 70 restaurants in New Zealand. It is also a stunning venue for weddings, private events for up to 100 guests. Just arriving at Poderi Crisci you may well think that you have been transported to Tuscany.
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