Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines and is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region on Italy's Adriatic coast. This wine is made from grapes that are grown organically on hillsides descending towards the sea near the towns of Fossacesia and Paglieta. There, warm and dry summers allow for the perfect ripening conditions. Cool breezes from the mountains and the sea also provide relief from the intense sunshine and preserve acidity in the grapes and the freshness of the wine.
The Montepulciano grapes are fermented under strict temperature control in stainless steel tanks resulting in a smooth and elegant red wine that is uniquely expressive. The wine is matured for 6-8 months in a blend of tank and barrel before being bottled.
This wine is bright ruby in color with aromas of blackberry, black currant, and spice. Undertones of roasted chocolate give way to smooth tannins and a perfectly balanced finish. This red wine is perfect for pairing with spaghetti Bolognese, sautéed mushrooms, or sliced Parmigiano-Reggiano.
- Alcohol: 13%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Montepulciano
My first impression is that it has a wonderful nose and a well rounded, fruit forward taste with a delightful, acidic finish. Excellent wine for the price point. Kudos.....