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Italian Wine Merchants USD 325.00 750ml

La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000

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VINIFICATION: Destemming and crushing followed by maceration and fermentation for an average of 7 days in vertical steel vats. Controlled and complete malolactic fermentation is followed by 12 months’ ageing, 85% in steel or concrete vats, and 15% in wood. Bottled from December of the year after harvesting. IMPRESSIONS Color, deep ruby red; scent, intense complex, matured red fruit, persistent; cleanly- flavoured, deep, full, round and harmonious with a hint of red fruit, redcurrants, tobacco andliquorice at the end defined aromas of blackberries, black cherries and distinct spicy hints. The style is a blend of modern and traditional, approachable and drinkable yet full-bodied, perfectly reflecting the grape variety. Drink now or lay down for 3-5 years.

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Fattoria La Valentina:
Fattoria La Valentina was established in 1990 in Spoltore, in the hills near Pescara. Following the early years of research in the Santa Teresa vineyard, the winery’s objective and passion became the quest for quality and the desire to promote the Abruzzese DOCs. Two new developments representing our progress with this goal occurred in 1998: the Binomio project was established, and Luca D’Atto... Read more
Fattoria La Valentina was established in 1990 in Spoltore, in the hills near Pescara. Following the early years of research in the Santa Teresa vineyard, the winery’s objective and passion became the quest for quality and the desire to promote the Abruzzese DOCs. Two new developments representing our progress with this goal occurred in 1998: the Binomio project was established, and Luca D’Attoma took over the technical management of the cellars and vineyards. We began to understand, respect and care for our land a little more in order to obtain healthier, more authentic wines every year. We make increasing use of farming methods that limit the use of chemicals and technology since we are convinced that this is the way to improve in quality. We interfere as little as possible in the land’s natural processes, adhering to the idea that “The premise for the DOC is the mark the vine leaves on its grapes”. Our wines are made by nature and our work should not inhibit the expression of the vine. We seek to respect the fruit of our land both on the vine and in the bottle, and to practice winemaking that allows for the fullest expression of our region’s special qualities. Thanks to the features of the microclimate and region and vines well-suited to this land, our wines have a distinctive and unique character. The nearby forests, hills or mountains, and the varying winds are all determining factors in expressing the vine’s originality. Hence our wines: Binomio, made exclusively from the grapes of a 4-hectare vineyard in San Valentino in Abruzzo Criteriore; Bellovedere and Spelt, from grapes from the Spoltore vineyards. Our aim is to make consistently authentic wine Read less

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Ruby red color. Spearmint, licorice on the nose; meaty


Snooth User: gr
63391,072
4.00 5
07/10/2007

This is a downright sticky wine. It holds onto the inside of your mouth, which is only a problem if you don't have some water to wash it the rest of the way down... but don't do that in a hurry. The flavor develops through figs and olives while it hangs out there. Almost definitely a wine that I like better for being a smoker.



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VINIFICATION: Destemming and crushing followed by maceration and fermentation for an average of 7 days in vertical steel vats. Controlled and complete malolactic fermentation is followed by 12 months’ ageing, 85% in steel or concrete vats, and 15% in wood. Bottled from December of the year after harvesting. IMPRESSIONS Color, deep ruby red; scent, intense complex, matured red fruit, persistent; cleanly- flavoured, deep, full, round and harmonious with a hint of red fruit, redcurrants, tobacco andliquorice at the end defined aromas of blackberries, black cherries and distinct spicy hints. The style is a blend of modern and traditional, approachable and drinkable yet full-bodied, perfectly reflecting the grape variety. Drink now or lay down for 3-5 years.

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