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Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2010

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The farmstead of Zaccagnini was founded in 1978 as a family-run winery, and today produces about 500,000 bottles per year from 100% handpicked grapes. While Abruzzo doesn’t attract Hollywood celebrities fleeing the spotlight or even many tourists it has one claim to fame: Marcello Zaccagnini and his winemaker, Concezio Marulli, who are eliciting nectar from its rough hills. Marcello grew up as a farmer working in the vineyards owned by his father, growing grapes to sell to local winemakers. In 1977, barely into his twenties, Marcello determined that if no one would buy their grapes, he would work with his father to make the wine themselves. Cantina Zaccagnini is made of 100% Montepulciano and was aged traditionally in Slavonic oak. The resulting wines tend to be softer and more accessible than Chianti or Nebbiolo, with lower acidity and mild sweeter tannins.

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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

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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2.50 5
10/26/2013

Nice little montepulciano, not very complex, red cherry, medium tannin with a little spice and acidity. Good mid-week drinker that went well with spaghetti.


Snooth User: Jerel1957
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3.50 5
05/11/2013

Drink Now-Deep garnet-purple colour. Ripe cherry and tobacco leaf aromas with a touch of game. Medium-full body with good concentration of fruit and a medium to high level of balancing acidity. Medium+ level of grainy tannins. Long finish. 90 pts. The Wine Advocate @dodds


Snooth User: Linda Pukite
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5.00 5
03/24/2012

Five glasses


External Reviews for Zaccagnini Montepulciano

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/03/2012

Kräftiges, dichtes Rot mit bläulichen Reflexen, sehr fruchtiges und offenes Bouquet mit Aromen von Waldbeeren, Brombeeren, Weichselkirschen und etwas Zwetschgen, leichte Unterholznote, im Gaumen weicher Auftakt, erneut viel Frucht, vor allem Kirschen und Waldbeeren, saftig mit präsenten aber gut integrierten Gerbstoffen. Ein Wein, der sehr viel Freude macht und sich zudem mit einem ausgezeichneten Preis-Genuss Verhältnis gekonnt in Szene setzt!


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Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Intense violet robe. Aromas of plums and ripe blackberry. Each sip delivers a mouthful of ripe berries, leather and black pepper with subtle hints of oregano, dried herbs, and a touch of vanilla; all leading to a dry, supple finish.



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The farmstead of Zaccagnini was founded in 1978 as a family-run winery, and today produces about 500,000 bottles per year from 100% handpicked grapes. While Abruzzo doesn’t attract Hollywood celebrities fleeing the spotlight or even many tourists it has one claim to fame: Marcello Zaccagnini and his winemaker, Concezio Marulli, who are eliciting nectar from its rough hills. Marcello grew up as a farmer working in the vineyards owned by his father, growing grapes to sell to local winemakers. In 1977, barely into his twenties, Marcello determined that if no one would buy their grapes, he would work with his father to make the wine themselves. Cantina Zaccagnini is made of 100% Montepulciano and was aged traditionally in Slavonic oak. The resulting wines tend to be softer and more accessible than Chianti or Nebbiolo, with lower acidity and mild sweeter tannins.

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