Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo


Unusually complex style of Montepulciano from the Pescara hills

Produced from a selection of grapes from the best plots of Montepulciano grown 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 (28-30C). The wine is then matured in 30hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months, with a further 4 months in bottle.

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.

Colour – Red
Producer – Azienda Agricola Contesa
Country – Italy
Region – Abruzzo
Vegan – Yes
ABV – 13.5%
Grapes – Montepulciano
Vintage – 2020
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – No
Food Pairings – Grilled meats, Roasts

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