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Casa Catelli

Casa Catelli
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
Certified Organic
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Casa Catelli
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry syrup, clove, forest floor, allspice, and cinnamon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish. A chewy Montepulciano with big baking spice notes enveloping a center of typical berry flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry syrup, clove, forest floor, allspice, and cinnamon
Taste Flavor: boysenberry syrup, clove, forest floor, allspice, and cinnamon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy Montepulciano with big baking spice notes enveloping a center of typical berry flavors.

The Producer

Casa Catelli

The Producer
Via Delle Conce 35
Lucca, 55100
Italy
39 346-3817792

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.