External Reviews for Bosco Dei Cirmioli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 - Wall Street Journal/ We really enjoy this wine, which was a favorite in a tasting of jug reds several years ago and also in a broad, blind tasting of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (which is a great bet in general, by the way). It has a dark color that looks rich and serious, with some minerals on the nose. The taste is blackberries and blueberries, with good tannins and some body... Summer is an uncomplicated time and we like uncomplicated wines that taste like fresh fruit—and this one does. But its extra depth means it’s perfect with a rare burger off the grill or a big, thick steak.
COLOR: Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red color.BOUQUET: Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones.FLAVOR: Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining and a fine and harmonious balance. - Winery
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2007 - 86 Points, Wine Review Online/ You read the price correctly - a single digit small enough to allow a magnum (1.5L) to still be priced under $10. Most wines at this price are hard to recommend. Not this one. Abruzzo, the region recently devastated by earthquakes, is dominated by wine cooperatives making wines of highly variable quality, so you need to pick and choose wisely. You can safely choose this one. Simple, juicy fruit flavors, a touch of gamey elements are balanced by just the right amount of acidity. With surprising intensity and mild tannins, it's an excellent everyday wine.
The Citra family of stylishly-created Italian wines, widely admired for its enduring high quality and exceptional value, represents a reliable source of versatile, food-friendly varietal wines. As the single most important producer in Italy's picturesque coastal Abruzzi region and a leading Italian brand across America, Citra has built a reputation as a trusted producer of well-made, authentic Italian wines. The winemaking firm of Citra came into being in 1973 when 7,000 small growers scattered throughout the Abruzzi opted to band together to form a single wine cooperative. What they all shared in common was a commitment to win the national and international recognition they felt the wines of their region deserved. The fortitude, resourcefulness and conviction of the quality-minded Abruzzi growers who form Citra continue to make the Abruzzi winery a model of its kind. Production Area Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards in the province of Chieti, in central Italy’s coastal Abruzzi region. Grape Varieties 100% Sangiovese Vinification Grapes are hand harvested before undergoing traditional vinification. After macerating for 15 days at a temperature of 77°F, the wine is decanted into stainless steel tanks prior to bottling and release. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Intense cherry and floral aromas. Taste Medium-bodied and smooth, with a lingering finish. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Serve at room temperature or very slightly chilled. It is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, pasta in red sauce and assorted cheeses.
COLOR: Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red color.BOUQUET: Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones.FLAVOR: Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining and a fine and harmonious balance. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
This dry red wine is very smooth with mild tannins and a lingering finish of concentrated berries. Excellent with pasta.