“Vigneto di Popoli” Montepulciano DOC (2011), Valle Reale - Abruzzo
Grape : Montepulciano.
This single-vineyard wine is sourced from a site that sits around 1,100 feet in elevation. A bright intensity of wild-cherry and red-plum aromas melds with hints of farmyard, Alpine herb and crushed stone on the nose. Firm tannins create a structured frame for tangy red fruit to hang on the palate, lifted by a savory mineral tone and bright acidity. It's a beautiful expression of Montepulciano from a mountain site.
Food Pairing : hearty pasta dishes, roasted poultry or lamb, and slow cooked ribs.