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Cantina Zaccagnini

Cantina Zaccagnini
2014 San Clemente, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Sustainable Agriculture
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49.99
Cellar Selection

Cantina Zaccagnini
2014 San Clemente, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, dried figs, almond tart, dark chocolate, and sage with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish with elements of orange liqueur and chocolate genache with moderate oak flavor. A rich, ready-to-drink Montepulciano with great concentration of fruit and well-developed flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, dried figs, almond tart, dark chocolate, and sage
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of orange liqueur and chocolate genache
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, ready-to-drink Montepulciano with great concentration of fruit and well-developed flavors.

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Regional Montepulciano d Abruzzo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red wine from the Abruzzo region made exclusively from the Montepulciano grape. Often light purple in color with aromas of blackberry and other black fruits, most examples are medium-bodied with medium-weight tannins and distinctive black pepper and spice notes.

Most examples of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo are made by large cooperative producers; these wines are light and offer simple pleasure. Enjoy these wines young and fresh.

A handful of smaller producers have begun to craft more full-bodied, age worthy versions of this wine; many of these are aged in small oak barrels. The best examples from traditional producers can stand the test of time, as they drink well for twenty to thirty years.