Ciccio Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2003
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
smooth and silky on the way down. Absolutely exquisite with light cream sauced home pasta
Great wine for the price. Echoing the other comments, very smooth drinking. Tannins are very subdued.
a bit sweet on the start dry, woody fruit flavor
Surprisingly smooth for a red wine. I enjoyed it with steak and another time with pasta.
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,
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.
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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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