Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Chronicon D.o.c. Zaccagnini Itália Abruzzo 2005

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A tasty red, with currant, passion fruit and fig, with a hint of spicy vanilla. Medium-bodied, with fine, well-integrated tannins and a clean, chocolaty finish. - Winery

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Cantina Zaccagnini:
Cantina Zaccagnini is a winery located in Abruzzo, Italy. The winery was established in the late 1970s by Marcello Zaccagnini, who had previously worked as a farmer in his father’s vineyards, whose fruit was sourced by other winemakers. When the market for those grapes died out, he decided to produce wine himself, with his cousin Concezio as the winemaker, eventually building a success... Read more
Cantina Zaccagnini is a winery located in Abruzzo, Italy. The winery was established in the late 1970s by Marcello Zaccagnini, who had previously worked as a farmer in his father’s vineyards, whose fruit was sourced by other winemakers. When the market for those grapes died out, he decided to produce wine himself, with his cousin Concezio as the winemaker, eventually building a successful family business. The value-driven wines are produced with a signature grapevine twig wrap, which has been a key point in its successful brand recognition among consumers. The wines are produced as still reds, whites and that regional Abruzzo rosé specialty, Cerasuolo.  Read less

Member Reviews for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Chronicon D.o.c. Zaccagnini Itália Abruzzo

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Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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4.00 5
05/12/2011

Worked very well in and with a lamb ragu.


Snooth User: rwb5150
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3.50 5
03/31/2009

Cantina Zaccagnini’s signature look comes from the tying of a twig from a grape vine clipping around the neck of each bottle with a strand of raffia. The bone-colored label, devoid of any logos, seems classic in its presentation with only artistic, scratchy script outlining the origins and details of bottle’s contents. The Montepulciano sparkles with an intense dark ruby color and appears almost black in the depth of the glass. The aroma is uplifting with fruit as black as its appearance suggests. The nose only hints of, and departs from, the signature earth and leather characteristics of many other Italian wines, with an almost dusty, reigned-in aroma that steers clear of the newer, more vibrant winemaking techniques of California and Australia. A tasty medium-bodied red, with flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and plum, and pronounced spicy vanilla ebbs and flows. The tannins are subtle and clean, and the mouth-feel is neither tart, astringent, or overly drying. Underlying flavors of leather, cracked pepper, and dried herbs add layers of complexity in an amazingly easy-to-drink red. The rich bouquet of flavors lingers long in the mouth with an almost refreshing quality, quite opposite to what the deep rich appearance might lead you to expect. my blog: http://corksandcaftans.wordpress.com/category/corks/


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
08/17/2009

Starts with a nice cherry nose with hints of leather and bramble. Well balanced, acidic food friendly wine with bramble and heather flavors. Finishes on dry tannins. Worked very well with steak and chimichurri sauce.


Snooth User: enotheque
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3.50 5
08/23/2008

Check out my review for this bargain favorite: http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2008/01/cantina-zaccagnini-montepulciano.html


Snooth User: Austinista
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0.00 5
10/12/2011

..part of House Wine's Italian flight, all of which we liked quite a bit.


Snooth User: abeth
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3.00 5
12/09/2010

Deep ruby color with a dry smell, lots of cherry flavors on the palate.

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  • Snooth User: MsKeesh
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    4.00 5
    11/08/2009

    dark cherry flavor, not too dry, perfect for dinner party

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    External Reviews for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Chronicon D.o.c. Zaccagnini Itália Abruzzo

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    03/05/2009

    A terroir-driven wine that even comes with its own piece of grapevine on the bottle. Loaded with floral aromas, dates, and red berries, this medium-bodied red is great with pizza and red-sauce dishes.


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    A tasty red, with currant, passion fruit and fig, with a hint of spicy vanilla. Medium-bodied, with fine, well-integrated tannins and a clean, chocolaty finish. - Winery

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