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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Montepulciano, Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy

Contempo
2018 Montepulciano, Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Dark garnet color. Rustic aromas and flavors of ripe forest fruit, braised greens, honeycomb, and baking spices with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting accents of sunflower seeds and brown butter with light oak flavor. A fruity, highly pairable Montepulciano.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe forest fruit, braised greens, honeycomb, and baking spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sunflower seeds and brown butter
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 fruity, highly pairable Montepulciano.

The Importer

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The Importer
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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.