Ciccio Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2003

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Sensorial features: deep ruby red colour, limpid and intense; strong liquorice and forest fruits scents; full-bodied and robust, with a tannin component embraced by the grape’s aromatic weave Alcohol content: 14,5% Grape variety: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100% Average annual production: 10.000 750 ml bottles; 250 1.500 ml magnums Geographic location of the vineyard: Municipality of Bolognano, Pozzo district - south-facing Type of land: clay, limestone Training system: vertical-trellised spurred cordon Yield (grapes per hectare): 60 quintals Harvest: manual, following ripening curves Fermentation: gentle grape pressing, maceration in oak vats with hand punching-down and controlled temperature fermentation Ageing and evolution: barrique-ageing for 15 months after fermentation; 6 months bottle evolution Bottle lifespan: on sale 2 years after the harvest; bottle-ageing even for a further 10 years Serving temperature: 18°C

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Cantina Zaccagnini:
Cantina Zaccagnini is a winery located in Abruzzo, Italy. The winery was established in the late 1970s by Marcello Zaccagnini, who had previously worked as a farmer in his father’s vineyards, whose fruit was sourced by other winemakers. When the market for those grapes died out, he decided to produce wine himself, with his cousin Concezio as the winemaker, eventually building a success... Read more
Cantina Zaccagnini is a winery located in Abruzzo, Italy. The winery was established in the late 1970s by Marcello Zaccagnini, who had previously worked as a farmer in his father’s vineyards, whose fruit was sourced by other winemakers. When the market for those grapes died out, he decided to produce wine himself, with his cousin Concezio as the winemaker, eventually building a successful family business. The value-driven wines are produced with a signature grapevine twig wrap, which has been a key point in its successful brand recognition among consumers. The wines are produced as still reds, whites and that regional Abruzzo rosé specialty, Cerasuolo.  Read less

Member Reviews for Ciccio Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva

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Snooth User: Imperial36
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4.50 5
10/17/2007

smooth and silky on the way down. Absolutely exquisite with light cream sauced home pasta


Snooth User: Tubby
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4.00 5
12/29/2007

Great wine for the price. Echoing the other comments, very smooth drinking. Tannins are very subdued.


Snooth User: GoinGray
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3.00 5
09/07/2008

a bit sweet on the start dry, woody fruit flavor


Snooth User: jenny35sew
3006183
4.50 5
11/02/2007

Surprisingly smooth for a red wine. I enjoyed it with steak and another time with pasta.


Snooth User: Michaelyn
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5.00 5
07/27/2010

Friends found this wine at Costco in Jacksonville. Other friends who lived in Italy (and who know more about wine than I do)really enjoyed this wine, echoing comments made elsewhere. Would love to buy a case of this. Price is also very good,


Snooth User: Methuselah63
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4.00 5
11/15/2007

Ok, so the twig attatched to the bottle is a tad gimmiky but this fairly cheap bottle never fails to make folks happy. Really enjoyable deep red.


External Reviews for Ciccio Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/25/2008

A terroir-driven wine that even comes with its own piece of grapevine on the bottle. Loaded with floral aromas, dates, and red berries, this medium-bodied red is great with pizza and red-sauce dishes.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

A terroir-driven wine that even comes with its own piece of grape vine on the bottle. Enjoy floral aromas with dates and red berries in this medium-bodied red. Drink with your next pizza.



Sensorial features: deep ruby red colour, limpid and intense; strong liquorice and forest fruits scents; full-bodied and robust, with a tannin component embraced by the grape’s aromatic weave Alcohol content: 14,5% Grape variety: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100% Average annual production: 10.000 750 ml bottles; 250 1.500 ml magnums Geographic location of the vineyard: Municipality of Bolognano, Pozzo district - south-facing Type of land: clay, limestone Training system: vertical-trellised spurred cordon Yield (grapes per hectare): 60 quintals Harvest: manual, following ripening curves Fermentation: gentle grape pressing, maceration in oak vats with hand punching-down and controlled temperature fermentation Ageing and evolution: barrique-ageing for 15 months after fermentation; 6 months bottle evolution Bottle lifespan: on sale 2 years after the harvest; bottle-ageing even for a further 10 years Serving temperature: 18°C

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