+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Stewart's Spirits USD 12.99 750ml

Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Bright ripe cherry and raspberry aromas are a touch medicinal. Sharp bright red fruit and fresh acidity at first mellowing into blackberry and burnt oak. Simple finish is not very long or complex.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.4827586206897 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Editorial Reviews for Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,820
0.00 5
Vintage: 2014 07/10/2015

Bright ripe cherry and raspberry aromas are a touch medicinal. Sharp bright red fruit and fresh acidity at first mellowing into blackberry and burnt oak. Simple finish is not very long or complex.


Member Reviews for Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Add your review
Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2012

plum, cherry nose...pretty light on the palatte with a great finish


Snooth User: dwe
373624285
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/22/2010

Average, fairly uninteresting...not a lot of fruit - more green notes with green pepper finish, light tannins. I do prefer a wine with a little more fruit and "character"...maybe a little "young", but not sure if age will help here.


Snooth User: jmackin559
67118634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/08/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: cushfam
106081019
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/25/2012

Loved this smooth fruit forward deep red wine. Blackberry plum and hint of chocolate. Braised short ribs out. Maybe I liked it more knowing will visit Abruzzo this summer.


Snooth User: mannycorks
41207200
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/21/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: zihiah
9900440
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/06/2009

Surprised by lots of fruit on the nose


Snooth User: Jeroboam109
685870
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/27/2008

This is what did me in the other night. Fantastic italian wine.


External Reviews for Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

External Review
Vintage: 2014 08/07/2014

Robert Parker 91 Points 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 dAbruzzo DOC Maker : Luciana Biondo Notes : Wonderfully rich and spicy with truffle scents. Concentrated dark fruits on the palate. A long and velvety finish Serve : At room temperature to accompany roast and grilled red meats, game and mature cheese ABV : 14.00%


External Review
Vintage: 2013 03/16/2016

Robert Parker 91 Points - 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: 100% MontepulcianoRegion: Italy / Abruzzo / Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOCMaker: Luciana BiondoNotes: Wonderfully rich and spicy with truffle scents. Concentrated dark fruits on the palate. A long and velvety finishServe: At room temperature to accompany roast and grilled red meats, game and mature cheeseABV: 14.00%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


External Review
Vintage: 2011 03/16/2016

A fresh, crisp and pure wine, with citrus flavours, focussed minerality and an elegant finish.Valle Reale is a fantastic young winery really making the headlines and owned and operated by the Pizzolo family. It is one only a 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: 100% TrebbianoRegion: Italy / Abruzzo / Popoli DOCMaker: Luciana BiondoNotes: A fresh, crisp and pure wine, with citrus flavours, focussed minerality and an elegant finish.Serve: At 10-12c with poached white fish, spaghetti alla carbonara and fettuccini alfredoABV: 12.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/31/2016

A fresh, crisp and pure wine, with citrus flavours, focussed minerality and an elegant finish.Valle Reale is a fantastic young winery really making the headlines and owned and operated by the Pizzolo family. It is one only a 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: 100% TrebbianoRegion: Italy / Abruzzo / Vigna di Popoli DOCMaker: Luciana BiondoNotes: A fresh, crisp and pure wine, with citrus flavours, focussed minerality and an elegant finish.Serve: At 10-12c with poached white fish, spaghetti alla carbonara and fettuccini alfredoABV: 12.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/16/2012

Valle Reale is a fantastic young winery really making the headlines and owned and operated by the Pizzolo family. It is one only a 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 : Trebbiano 100% Region : Italy / Abruzzo / Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOP Maker : Luciana Biondo Notes : A beautifull aromatic and expressive Trebbiano. The nose shows ripe citrus and white flowers and the palate is full and crisp. A well balanced wine for immediate drinking Serve : Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish, shellfish and white meats ABV : 12.50%


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2012

Robert Parker 91 Points 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 : Wonderfully rich and spicy with truffle scents. Concentrated dark fruits on the palate. A long and velvety finish Serve : At room temperature to accompany roast and grilled red meats, game and mature cheese ABV : 14.00%


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/16/2016

A fruit packed Montepulciano with lovely ripe soft tannins, juicy cherries and light spices.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: 100% MontepulcianoRegion: Italy / Abruzzo / PopoliMaker: Luciana BiondoNotes: A fruit packed Montepulciano with lovely ripe soft tannins, juicy cherries and light spices.Serve: Ideal with pizza, pasta with a meat sauce, grilled and roast red meatsABV: 13%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


1 2 3 4


All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

1 2 3 4 5  ...  32

+ Add Image

Dietary Information: Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Montepulciano Top Lists







Snooth Media Network