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Martin Ulisse

Martin Ulisse
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99

Martin Ulisse
2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas of wild raspberry, black cassis, pomegranate, white chocolate, and key lime confection with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a breezy tropical iced tea finish with medium tannins. A bright and juicy Montepulciano.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, black cassis, pomegranate, white chocolate, and key lime confection
Taste Flavor: tropical iced tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Ravioli Marinara, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and juicy Montepulciano; classically old-world with a drying palate.

The Importer

Martin Ulisse Imports

The Importer
2801 Holly Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
USA
1 361-853-2656

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.