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Orlandi Contucci Ponno

Orlandi Contucci Ponno
2015 Rubiolo , Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Orlandi Contucci Ponno
2015 Rubiolo , Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Opaque black violet color. Rustic aromas and flavors of saddle, crushed blackberries, and forest floor with a chewy, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish revealing notes of nutskins and twigs with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A well structured Montepulciano for weeknight family meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: saddle, crushed blackberries, and forest floor
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nutskins and twigs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Venison Chops, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well structured Montepulciano for weeknight family meals.

The Producer

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The Producer
Via Alfredo Oriani 3
Brescia, 25123
Italy
39 -030 652382

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.