Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008
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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.
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.
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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.
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