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Monterra Fleurieu Cabernets 2018

Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $25.00
This is a rich, smooth and silken beast, replete with blackcurrant, brambles, fresh tobacco, and a whack of cedar. The palate is textual and offers excellent length. Has a long life ahead of it – worth decanting if you are going to drink it now.
Monterra Fleurieu Cabernets
Wine Specs
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Region
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Monterra
Winemaker
Mike Farmilo
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
3 x Gold Medals, 93pts Sam Kim, 93pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
Yes

Monterra is a brand split across the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Mike Farmilo is the winemaker here, former maker of Penfolds Grange and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson trophy. Brad Rey is also heavily involved (Zonte’s Footstep). The quality of the reds is superb, as the medal cabinet attests.

Mike Farmilo

Winemaker

Mike Farmilo

Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner o ...
Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry... A truncated bio for Mike reads as follows: Completed winemaking at Roseworthy in 1977 Seaview winemaker in the 80s Worked for Angoves in the late 70s - including winning a trophy with a Riverland Riesling in 81 In the late 80s Mike became Group Red winemaker for Penfolds/Southcorp – responsible for all Penfolds red wines including Grange and St Henri, Lindeman’s wines, Seppelt’s, Wynns and Leo Buring During his t ... Read Full Article
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Mike Farmilo
Mike Farmilo

Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry...

A truncated bio for Mike reads as follows:
  • Completed winemaking at Roseworthy in 1977
  • Seaview winemaker in the 80s
  • Worked for Angoves in the late 70s - including winning a trophy with a Riverland Riesling in 81
  • In the late 80s Mike became Group Red winemaker for Penfolds/Southcorp – responsible for all Penfolds red wines including Grange and St Henri, Lindeman’s wines, Seppelt’s, Wynns and Leo Buring
  • During his tenure with Penfolds/Southcorp Mike won at least one trophy at every capital city wine show every year and twice won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy
  • In the midst of all this Mike has also completed vintages in Germany, California, France
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