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La Quercia

La Quercia
2014 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Montepulciano d' Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Organically Grown Grapes-Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.00
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La Quercia
2014 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Montepulciano d' Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Bright dark garnet black color. Earthy, fresh aromas and flavors of mulberry compote, dried apricot, nougat, and marinated meat and mushroom with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length spiced apple, cherry and pear, nut, and grassy earth finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A fun combination of fruit and earthy, meaty rusticity.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: mulberry compote, dried apricot, nougat, and marinated meat and mushroom
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, cherry and pear, nut, and grassy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs With Mushrooms, Mushroom Cassoulet, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun combination of fruit and earthy, meaty rusticity.
The Importer

August Wine Group

The Importer
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Seattle, WA 98116
USA
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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.