Monti Guidi del Carmine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva
Montepulciano is the second most grown grape in Italy (behind Sangiovese), and by far the most abundant in the hills surrounding the old city of Cheti in the region of Abruzzo. A major wine region of roughly 9,000 hectares, producing 86 million litres of wine per year.
The grape is named after a stunning town in Tuscany by the same name, yet confusingly Montepulciano town does not produce wine from this grape, instead famous for 'Vino Nobile de Montepucilano' made from Sangiovese!
In order to be labelled 'Riserva' the grapes must have a higher level of ripeness, and wine must spend 3 years aging before release, a minimum of 6 months of this in oak barrels. They distinguish themselves from the lower calibre version with more body, richness, depth and complexity.
Intense purple black colour, aromas of bitter chocolate, raspberry, cedar. More body than most Montepulcianos, sporting dark plums, roasted almonds, with firm but ripe tannins.
- Italy - Abruzzo
- Red Wine
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