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Earthshaker

Earthshaker
2015 Tempesta Di Stelle, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Earthshaker
2015 Tempesta Di Stelle, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of wood smoke, dark olives and heirloom tomatoes, and berry tart with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-long finish with notes of craisin, green apple, and nuts with fine, crunchy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. A spot-on montepulciano with great flavor, finesse, and sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: wood smoke, dark olives and heirloom tomatoes, and berry tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisin, green apple, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on montepulciano with great flavor, finesse, and sense of place.

The Producer or Importer

Latitude Beverage Company

The Producer or  Importer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

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.