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Giovina

Giovina
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17.99

Giovina
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax candle, anejo tequila, pot roast, roasted peppers and plantains, and cheese with a crisp, dryish watery body and a medium-length finish with touches of minestrone. A meaty-savory wine for stews.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: beeswax candle, anejo tequila, pot roast, roasted peppers and plantains, and cheese
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of minestrone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A meaty-savory wine for stews.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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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.