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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Villa dei Fiori 2008, Tenimenti Associati, Abruzzo

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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Villa dei Fiori 2008, Tenimenti Associati, Abruzzo

Confusingly, although Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a grape from …Abruzzo (!). It should not be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Tuscany, which is issued from the Sangiovese grape It is100% Montepulciano, 12.4 % alcohol. The robe is intensly ruby red with reflections of violet. The nose has notes of tapenade, dark cherries stewed in cobbler, and on the mouth it is fresh, long and well-balanced. A truly rustic, Italian wine with a modern touch that does not compromise its integrity in the least. Fluid, velvety, full-bodied, dry, good tannins and a distinctly more feminine and elegant feel than the grape yields when in southern Abruzzo. Served with the best feast I have ever enjoyed: a Smörgåsbord of  delights…

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