Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008
Editorial Reviews for Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Dark, leathery and spicy on the nose with hints of paprika and caraway adding details. This smells like Goulash. Smooth and focused in the mouth with more cut that one typically finds in Montepulciano. The palate is lively and transparent with light fruit that sits firmly in the dry, black end of the spectrum. The acid is well integrated here and the tannins fairly polished yet still firm. finishing with good focus to the black cherry and spice flavors this is a bit subtle but quite fine and long with some finesse on the finish. 88pts
External Reviews for Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Full of dried floral and fruit notes complemeted by soft leather and earthy aromas. Deep color and beautiful aroma make this gulpable red a great food pairing.
From the oldest winery in Abruzzi comes this 100% Pecorino, fermented and aged in 1500-hectoliter old oak barrels (as oak barrels go, this is massive.) This unique, dry white wine offers coppery, citrusy, slightly oxidized notes on the nose and a concentrated, balanced palate. The slightly oxidized aromas are the result of the sheer difficulty of keeping such a large oak barrel topped up with wine. This is a great food wine that truly comes alive at the table.
This is great, rustic, and gulp-able Montepulciano from the oldest winery in Abruzzi. Lovely floral fruit on the nose mingles with the characteristic pencil and earth notes of the grape. The wine is unfined, unfiltered, and fermented in cement tanks. A fantastic wine and an excellent value.
Food Pairings for Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
The wine appears a garnet-rimmed ruby red, then offers varietally-faithful aromas of morello cherry and wild red berryfruit. Firmly-structured and lightly tannic, it also displays a velvet-smooth mouthfeel.