Della Scala Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013

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This ruby colored wine has bold inviting aromas of sour cherry spices and dried herbs that explode from the glass and offer a preview of what is to follow on the palate. This smooth medium-bodied wi

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Citra Vini:
Citra Vini is a winery located in the Chieti district of Abruzzo, Italy. It comprises 10 grower cooperatives within Abruzzo, providing top quality grapes from their respective terroirs. The wines are produced in a modern facility with adherence to the strict traditions of the region. They produce a wine range of wines of every style from white, red, rosé, sparkling and sweet. 

Member Reviews for Della Scala Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
1.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/26/2013

Not a lot going on here, fairly simple, kind of flat without the usual tanginess or bite of sangiovese or montepulciano.


Snooth User: jamessulis
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 01/25/2014

This is a fine full bodied Montepulciano d'Abruzzo as one can expect from this region in Italy. Deep concentrated dark fruit, well balanced acidity, nice mild tannins that you really can taste. For the price, this is great


3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/11/2014

Very good, dry, light red bursting with red fruit


Snooth User: davethewav9
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/18/2011

This has been my go-to everday wine for a long time. A very inexpensive wine that is a good bit better than the better box wines ( Big House Red, etc)


Snooth User: tropes24
129526858
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/04/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,137
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/20/2012

Nice wine for its price. I got a bottle for five dollars. It had a slightly alcoholic taste, but it wasn't overpowering. Great weeknight wine. Went well with pizza.


Snooth User: Colin Davies
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/15/2012

I bought this at a local liquor store in Canada. I was looking around for a cheap wine for cooking. Tried some and will NOT disgrace this wine by using it for that purpose. One of the best red wines i have tasted ina lng time -better than most high priced wines.


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External Reviews for Della Scala Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
02/22/2010

This ruby colored wine has bold inviting aromas of sour cherry, spices and dried herbs that explode from the glass and offer a preview of what is to follow on the palate. This smooth, medium-bodied wine is packed with ripe fruit flavor and nicely balanced by good acidity and soft tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

Bright ruby red in color with delicious aromas of black cherries, strawberries, and herbs, Stella Montepulciano dAbruzzo is dry and mellow with concentrated structure. It is best enjoyed young, in order to fully appreciate its fruity varietal character. Montepulciano dAbruzzo undergoes minimal aging at the winery. Upon release, it is ready to be enjoyed with typical Italian dishes, red meats, pizza, and cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

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% Montepulciano Vinification The must, obtained through a gentle pressing of the grapes, undergoes a traditional vinification process. The wine is then decanted into stainless steel prior to bottling and release. Color Lush ruby with hints of purple. Bouquet Pleasant, lingering fruit aromas. Taste Dry, well-balanced and delightfully tannic, with concentrated berry flavors. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions A perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, rich pasta dishes and vegetarian entrees. Enjoy at room temperature.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/02/2013

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 **


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/06/2010

Full body, right tannic thread and persistence.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 02/14/2013

Cherry flavors and spice with a middle palate of fresh strawberries and a finish that is smooth and agreeable. Nice match with pasta dishes burgers eggplant parmesan veal piccata Chicken Française and semi-hard cheeses.


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