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Valle Reale Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 3.0g/l Residual Sugar 6.5 g/ l acidity 3.3 PH Tight, slightly herbal and earthy on the nose with a little candied apple notion and hints of cotton candy. Vaguely sweet on first taste then the vibrant acids kick in and layer on subtle orange, tart strawberry and almost minty herbal notes that fill the mouth. Theres more of a citrus tinge to the finish, which is a bit short but shows lovely intensity up front and a very clean, refreshing acid driven finale. There's a lingering mineral note here as well which is the perfect contrast to the fresh, tart fruit on the palate. Lovely, fun and fresh, if just barely on the sweet side. 86pts

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Editorial Reviews for Valle Reale Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 06/17/2014

100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 3.0g/l Residual Sugar 6.5 g/ l acidity 3.3 PH Tight, slightly herbal and earthy on the nose with a little candied apple notion and hints of cotton candy. Vaguely sweet on first taste then the vibrant acids kick in and layer on subtle orange, tart strawberry and almost minty herbal notes that fill the mouth. Theres more of a citrus tinge to the finish, which is a bit short but shows lovely intensity up front and a very clean, refreshing acid driven finale. There's a lingering mineral note here as well which is the perfect contrast to the fresh, tart fruit on the palate. Lovely, fun and fresh, if just barely on the sweet side. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.30 5
Vintage: 2013 06/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Valle Reale Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

External Review
Vintage: 2013 11/16/2015

A dry and well-structured, creamy rose with a bouquet reminiscent of strawberries.Valle Reale is one of the few wineries exploiting the pristine conditions in the Abruzzo region. The vineyards are situated in the rugged and beautiful Canestro Valley in the Majella National Park.A stunning area with bears and wolves often sighted in and around the vineyards. This is the only winery in any National Park in Italy and they cannot bring in any outside plant material, and they must produce with absolute respect for nature. The high altitude and cooler climate (not to mention the state-of-the-art winery) lead to wines with much more polish and class than most wines from this region.Two of their wines gained the Tre Bicchieri award in the 2011 edition of the Gambero Rosso.Grapes: Montepulciano 100%Region: Italy / Abruzzo / Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOCMaker: Luciana BiondoNotes: Vivid pink in colour, perfumed nose reminiscent of cherries and violets. Fresh, rich and broad with aromatic nuances.Serve: Serve 10-12c with grilled tuna, swordfish, mixed pasta salads, ripened soft cheeses or dried fruits. It is also a beautiful match with fresh fruit salad or apricot pie with whipped cream.ABV: 12.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


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Vintage: 2013 03/15/2014

This is a young winery and it is making the headlines owned and operated by the Pizzolo family. Valle Reale is one of the few wineries exploiting the pristine conditions in the Abruzzo region. The vineyards are situated in the rugged and beautiful Canestro Valley in the Majella National Park. A stunning area with bears and wolves often sighted in and around the vineyards. This is the only winery in any National Park in Italy and they cannot bring in any outside plant material, and they must produce with absolute respect for nature. The high altitude and cooler climate (not to mention the state-of-the-art winery) lead to wines with much more polish and class than most wines from this region. Two of their wines gained the ""Tre Bicchieri"" award in the 2011 edition of the Gambero Rosso. Grapes : Montepulciano 100% Region : Italy / Abruzzo / Montepulciano d''Abruzzo DOC Maker : Luciana Biondo Notes : Vivid pink in colour, perfumed nose reminiscent of cherries and violets. Fresh, rich and broad with aromatic nuances. Serve : Serve chilled with ripened soft cheeses or dried fruits. It is also a beautiful match with fresh fruit salad or an apricot pie with whipped cream. ABV : 12.50%



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