Undoubtedly, this eye catching bottle will be the first thing you notice. Cantina Zaccagnini has distinctively adorned this bottle with, what I assume, a piece of pruned vine and a beautifully scripted label. At least, when you head out to purchase your next bottle, you will find it on the shelf easy enough. That it is a smooth juicy red that is rather more-ish is the next thing.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is wine made from the eponymous grape variety, Montepulciano. Not to be confused to with the wine Vino di nobile Montepulciano which is a red wine made from Sangiovese. Specifically, a wine from the glorious Tuscan hilltop town of the same name. This wine is from the region to the south west of Pescara to the east of Tuscany.
Rich plum and cherry fruit is in harmony with the earthy truffle, sweet cedar and nutmeg base. This is a plump combination that takes on an additional lushness with powdery tannins kept in shape by fresh acid.
This is good with or without food. Buon appetito!!
Quickie review « A Montepulciano that is plump and velvety, and delivers its heart and soul to your glass. »
Country of Origin: Abruzzo DOC, Italy
Tasting Date: March 2020
Price: €18 | AU$26 | £7.5 | US$13+
Needs food: no
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This wine review was first published on Possible Pours Blog at Southwest Wine Guide in March, 2020.