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Pondalowie Vineyards 'MT+' Tempranillo 2017

Named ‘MT’ as a tribute to the expression ‘Minha Terra which is a term used in Portugal to describe ‘terrior’. A fresh, vibrant, early drinking style based on the Spanish ‘Jovem’ styles.

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About this Wine

Named ‘MT’ as a tribute to the expression ‘Minha Terra which is a term used in Portugal to describe ‘terrior’. A fresh, vibrant, early drinking style based on the Spanish ‘Jovem’ styles. Intense aromas of true varietal characters—black cherry, cola and sarsaparilla.  The palate is soft and elegant with rich red berry and cherry fruit flavours and subtle savoury herb notes.  

"Wonderful purple-red hue; jam-packed with flavour from black cherries, cola, licorice root to a strong woodsy-oak influence with cedar-mint and a waft of ferrous-red-earth. While it has powerful if drying tannins, the palate hovers around medium-bodied and remains fresh." 90pts - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion

About the Winery

The husband and wife team of Dominic and Krystina Morris draw on their vast winemaking experiences from France, Portugal and Australia to produce premium red wines from mainstream and alternative grape varieties, sourced from their own Bendigo vineyards, and from friends’ vineyards in Heathcote.

The Pondalowie story began in 1996 when Dominic and Krystina met while working vintage in the Barossa Valley. They chose the Bendigo region in Central Victoria and with family help set about establishing two vineyards, totalling 25 acres, planting Shiraz, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Viognier. 

The original vineyard planted is now 25yrs old and is called the 'Old Clone' vineyard, reflecting the fact the cuttings that established the vineyard were sourced from 100yr old vineyards in Barossa and Clare Valleys. Wines produced from this vineyard include the Special Release Shiraz, Old Clone Shiraz, Shiraz Viognier and Cabernet Malbec.

With the recent purchase of a farm at Bambra, nestled in the Otway ranges, Pondalowie will now fulfilled another lifelong dream; to grow and produce cool-climate Pinot Noir. The new vineyard will offer another dimension to the range of wines produced, and will continue to produce, from the Bendigo vineyards and Heathcote grape growers.

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