One of the traits of spring, at least here on the East Coast, that can be frustrating is the wild change in temperature from day to night. Once the sun goes down, winter’s bony fingers tend to creep down from the north, hoping to snatch back a few precious days. In order to properly ward off this assault something robust is in order, but you’ll still need a wine that can handle the daytime highs. What a dilemma!
Not if you reach for a gutsy bottle of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo! Rich and fruity but not heavy, Montepulciano is a lovely grape and one that’s perfect to help you make the transition from winter to spring just a little easier!
Two to try:
Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – A classic version of the wine. Soft and fruity with a gutsy richness
Illuminati Riparosso - A bit richer in style, this is a lusty red, yet one that is still silky soft.
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