Big Easy Radio - 'Funtime Fountain' Montepulciano/Sangiovese - 2016
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Winemaker Matt Head is challenging tradition with unusual blends and his distinctive, anti-elitist packaging. This wine blends 50% Montepulciano and 50% Sangiovese from the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale. Small batch open fermenters were used with extended maceration on both parcels to draw out and soften the tannins. Both parcels were then matured in 500 litre French oak puncheons for 12 months prior to bottling in September 2017.
Matt aims to make wines of style and personality to represent himself while also being an expression of the maritime influences of the district.