2020 Discovery Road by Gibson Montepulciano (6 Bottles) Barossa Valley

by Gibson Wines

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A discovery we have great faith in. Deep purple red, spicy plum and bay leaf aromas lead to a fleshy palate of red plum, boysenberry and forest floor curiosity.

Deep purple red. Spicy plum and bay leaf aromas lead to a fleshy palate of red plum, boysenberry and forest floor curiosity.

Barossa Montepulciano, or ‘Monte’, is a discovery we have great faith in. With its Mediterranean origins, it has natural agility to perform well in warm, dry conditions. We see it as a ‘gen next’ Barossa variety that will sit comfortably alongside existing regional classics.

Our 2018 Montepulciano, grown across two sites in the Barossa, it has a fleshy liveliness, with red plum, boysenberry and forest floor curiosity.

Vintage Notes
A wet winter with above average temperatures in October and December led to early ripening. Warm dry conditions through to harvest, combined with low yields led to strong varietal expression in this Montepulciano.

Winemaking
Crushed and seeded with AWRI yeast culture and fermented for 5-6 days. All second or third use hogshead maturation for a period of 15 months, bottled in July. No filtration or fining.

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About Gibson Wines

Gibson Wines was established in 1996 and draws on over 45 years of experience of its founder; viticulturist, geologist and winemaker, Rob Gibson.

Surrounding an 1850s Blacksmith’s cottage, Gibson’s home property in Light Pass – Northern Barossa – features a 7 – acre patch of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These vines are planted under the Gibson-Schulz trellis system, a unique method co-invented by Rob. The vines are alternately planted on a low and high cordon wire, the latter reaching nearly two metres in height.

Alongside these estate vineyards, relationships forged by Rob over four decades with multi-generational Barossa grape growing families, provides Gibson with enviable access to some of the region’s most precious fruit. Crossing all compass points of the region, Gibson’s grower relationships are key. Not only in providing a multitude of complexity in the end wines, but as a means of supporting a sustainable, integrated wine growing community.

Gibson Wines

Gibson Wines was established in 1996 and draws on over 45 years of experience of its founder; viticulturist, geologist and winemaker, Rob Gibson. Surrounding an 1850s Blacksmith’s cottage, Gibson’s home property in Light Pass – Northern Barossa – features a 7 – acre patch of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These vines are planted under the Gibson-Schulz trellis system, a unique method co-invented by Rob. The vines are alternately planted on a low and high cordon wire, the latter reaching nearly two metres in height. Alongside these estate vineyards, relationships forged by Rob over four decades with multi-generational Barossa grape growing families, provides Gibson with enviable access to some of the region’s most precious fruit. Crossing all compass points of the region, Gibson’s grower relationships are key. Not only in providing a multitude of complexity in the end wines, but as a means of supporting a sustainable, integrated wine growing community.