COLLEFRISIO Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Dark garnet-red colour with bluish reflections. The bouquet shows aromas of berries, blackberry, pomegranate, cherry, black truffle, hints of spices, pepper and cloves. On the palate is soft, velvety, with a great structure and very persistent finish.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo /mohn-teh-pool-CHAH-nooh dee Ah-brew-zoh/
This lively, juicy red wine comes from the rugged Abruzzi hills above the Adriatic coast of central Italy, a region long known for its prolific wines. The region has been evolving and improving and serious producers like Collefreisio are taking the lead in achieving higher quality. Montepulciano d'Abbruzzo is resolutely dry with enough soft fruit to be drinkable when young, yet tannic enough to keep it trim and energetic. Designated as a DOC in 1968, Italian laws say that Montepulciano d'Abruzzo can include up to 15% Sangiovese in the blend.
* Not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Tuscan wine made from Sangiovese and other grapes.
CSPC + 790860
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal: 100% Montepulciano
ORGANICALLY GROWN www.collefrisio.it
94 Points - Luca Maroni
The geographical makeup of Abruzzo is quite remarkable. A rugged, mountainous region with a lengthy coastline, abundant sunshine, generous rainfall and cool mountain air currents. Abruzzo is ideally situated between the Adriatic sea to the east, and the Apennines and Maiella mountain ranges to the west – including Gran Sasso, one of Italy's highest peaks at more than 9500ft (2895m). Chieti is a hilly province in southern Abruzzi where 75% of the region's wine is produced.
Soil: Stony Clay and Limestone
Average Production per Hectare: 30 hl
Winemaking: Long maceration on the grape skin. The aging is done in barrique for 24 months and then in bottle for 12 months.