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Casa Linda

Casa Linda
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99
Cellar Selection

Casa Linda
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas of dried berries, spiced blackberry cobbler, and incense with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a captivating, medium-long eucalyptus, black tea, and oregano focaccia finish. A big and chewy Montepulciano with a distinctive herbaceousness and food-friendly style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, spiced blackberry cobbler, and incense
Taste Flavor: eucalyptus, black tea, and oregano focaccia
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and chewy Montepulciano with a distinctive herbaceousness and food-friendly style.

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.