Della Scala Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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.
Not a lot going on here, fairly simple, kind of flat without the usual tanginess or bite of sangiovese or montepulciano.
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
Very good, dry, light red bursting with red fruit
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)
Three and a half glasses
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.
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.
External Reviews for Della Scala Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
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.
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
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.
This dry red wine is very smooth with mild tannins and a lingering finish of concentrated berries. Excellent with pasta.
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.
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.
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.
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