Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

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'Wine of the Week,' Las Vegas Review Journal: ... loaded with red berries, red cherries, red plum skins, cranberry juice and strawberry sorbet. The midpalate is well-balanced, showing firm ripe tannins in a harmonious relationship with the fresh fruity character and fine acidity, all going into a firm, yet supple finish that lingers well... Not as well-known as Tuscany or Piedmonte, and made from grape varieties not considered as noble as those from those regions, Montepulciano wines are perennial overachievers that are best drunk when young. They have a tremendous amount of great upfront fruit and verve and are still very solid on the palate, meaning they can hold their own against anything they're served with... What's inside is a good value... highly recommended. Drink it now through 2014. (11/28/12)

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Quattro Mani:
Quattro Mano is a new wine collaboration between good friends Philippe Morin, Tony Carapetis and Chris Taylor, each of whom brings a wealth of winemaking experience to this new adventure. As with many great projects, the idea was initially tossed about a dozen or so years ago but was put on hold while we all trod our own paths. Those paths have now intersected and the tiny Quattro Mano label is... Read more
Quattro Mano is a new wine collaboration between good friends Philippe Morin, Tony Carapetis and Chris Taylor, each of whom brings a wealth of winemaking experience to this new adventure. As with many great projects, the idea was initially tossed about a dozen or so years ago but was put on hold while we all trod our own paths. Those paths have now intersected and the tiny Quattro Mano label is the result. Philippe Morin, a former sommelier (25 years) and now Director of French Oak Cooperage has an intimate understanding of old world and new world wine styles as well as oak use in winemaking. Tony Carapetis, a winemaker for 18 years has extensive experience working across some of Australia’s best known winegrowing regions for producers including Tim Knappstein, Chateau Tahbilk, Palandri, Voyager and currently Virgara Wines. Chris Taylor came late to the industry via a career in agricultural science but has managed to accumulate 10 years working at Mildara Coonawarra, Henschke, Delas in the Rhone Valley and currently Maverick Wines. Providing total creative freedom, Quattro Mano allows us to pursue our collective passion for less-than mainstream varieties and European wine styles. Controlling the winemaking process from start to finish and sourcing small quantities of exceptional fruit from vineyards across a number of winegrowing regions, our goal is to create elegant and distinctive wines reflective of variety and "terroir". Working in partnership with a number of viticulturalists, we are able to ensure we receive fruit of optimal quality and ripeness. Coupled with a non-interventionist approach to winemaking, each parcel of fruit is received and handled separately in small batches, always with a view to respecting fruit integrity and quality. This attention to detail and personal involvement throughout the winemaking process ensures each Quattro Mano release displays wonderful purity of fruit, elegance and balance. Read less

External Reviews for Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/18/2013

Ruby red with purple hues. On the nose, it is fresh, with aromas of currant, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate the wine is fresh and fruity, well balanced and smooth. - Winery


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Ruby red with purple hues. On the nose, it is fresh, with aromas of currant, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate the wine is fresh and fruity, well balanced and smooth. An excellent value.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/21/2014

Ruby red with purple hues. On the nose, it is fresh, with aromas of currant, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate the wine is fresh and fruity, well balanced and smooth. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



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'Wine of the Week,' Las Vegas Review Journal: ... loaded with red berries, red cherries, red plum skins, cranberry juice and strawberry sorbet. The midpalate is well-balanced, showing firm ripe tannins in a harmonious relationship with the fresh fruity character and fine acidity, all going into a firm, yet supple finish that lingers well... Not as well-known as Tuscany or Piedmonte, and made from grape varieties not considered as noble as those from those regions, Montepulciano wines are perennial overachievers that are best drunk when young. They have a tremendous amount of great upfront fruit and verve and are still very solid on the palate, meaning they can hold their own against anything they're served with... What's inside is a good value... highly recommended. Drink it now through 2014. (11/28/12)

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