Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

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Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

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Exceptionally fine, richly flavoured Montepulciano from Contesa's estate in the Pescara hills. Unusually complex style combining dark bramble and black cherry fruit with spicy oak

Production

Produced from a selection of grapes from the best plots of Montepulciano grown on the Contesa estate in Collecorvino, 250m above sea level. The soil is clay / chalk, and harvesting takes place towards the end of October. Maceration on the skins with pumping over for 8-12 days at high temperature (28- 30ºC). The wine is then matured in 30hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months, with a further 4 months in bottle.

Tasting Note 

Warm and open on the nose with aromas of ripe black fruit, hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate is rich and generous with abundant bramble and black cherry fruit fleshing out the supple yet structured tannins. The finish is long and elegant, with bright acidity against notes of mocha and liquorice.

Food Match 

Great paired with roasted or grilled meats

 

Producer:  Agricola Contesa
Grape Varieties:  Montepulciano
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Fine and richly flavoured red
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Cork
Country:  Italy
Style / Colour:  Red

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