Monti Guidi del Carmine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva-Wine-Wineseeker
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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.

Montepulciano grapes produce a deeply coloured wine that is relatively low in acid, with soft and round tannins. 'Riserva' versions require a higher level of ripeness (slightly higher alcohol), and a minimum of nine months aging in barrel before bottling. They typically feature round plummy and juicy berries flavours.

Tasting Note

Very expressive nose, aromas of blackberries, peonies, eucalyptus, and vanilla.

Intensely flavourful on the palate with raspberry coulis, dark plums, and roasted almonds with plush velvety tannins and a persistent finish.

Pairs brilliantly with most Kiwi-Italian dishes like Pizza and pasta, the lower tannins and acid suiting rich tomato based sauces.

Region
  • Italy
  • Italy - Abruzzo
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Montepulciano

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City.