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Belposto

Belposto
2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Belposto
2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Deep violet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled strawberry, raspberry, hints of barnyard, honey, licorice, and chestnut with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of chai tea with light oak flavor. A wild, fruity and earthy Montepulciano for upscale-rustic fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Funky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: pickled strawberry, raspberry, hints of barnyard, honey, licorice, and chestnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of chai tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wild, fruity and earthy Montepulciano for upscale-rustic fare.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.