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Producer: Cantina BoveGrape Varieties: 100% Montepulciano d'AbruzzoOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Full bodied smooth red with chunky fruitAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Vinicola Bove was established in 1930 and has since modernized the winery, which now boasts a high-tech bottling plant. The estate comprises 60 hectares of well situated vineyards and under the watchful eye of oenologist Dott. Vittorio Festa, the vinification techniques ensure the production of the highest quality wines from low yields, with rigorous grape selection and refined ageing in oak barrels.
Grapes: From a careful selection of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes.
Soil: Marl & Clay
Vinification: Extended skin maceration. Fermentation in temperature controlled tanks.
Ageing: 4 - 6 months 25HL Slovenian oak casks followed by a further 4 months in bottle prior to release.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Serve: At room temperature opening the bottle 1 hour prior to pouring with grilled lamb chops, stews, game and mature cheese.
Taste: Full-bodied but smooth with a typical liquorice aftertaste and a bouquet reminiscent of wild berries .
The native Montepulciano grape (not to be confused with the town of that name in Tuscany where Vino Nobile is made) is a vine of undeniable distinction. In parts of the Abruzzi, mainly in the north, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo becomes a red wine of irresistible character; full-bodied, even robust, with a capacity to age but it enjoys such supple smoothness that it can be eminently drinkable even when young.
The Bove style is to make well textured, mellow red wines showing good typicity. Their FEUDI D'ALBE is made in an easy drinking style which may be drunk on its own or to accompany food while the AVEGIANO is rich with chunky fruit and firm tannins. Their flagship INDIO shows dense flavours with hints of chocolate and spice enhanced by oak ageing.
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