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Carletto

Carletto
2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy

Carletto
2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of stewed forest berries, ripe plum, biscuit with honey butter, red apples, and nutmeg with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish displaying notes of pomegranate, black tea, and sweet tobacco with light oak flavor. A bold, fruity wine with lots of appeal; a great choice to serve as an all-around crowd pleaser or for Italian wine lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: stewed forest berries, ripe plum, biscuit with honey butter, red apples, and nutmeg
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate, black tea, and sweet tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, fruity wine with lots of appeal; a great choice to serve as an all-around crowd pleaser or for Italian wine lovers.

The Producer or Importer

Arel Group Wine & Spirits, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
285 Elm Street
Suite 102
Cumming, GA 30040
USA
1 404-869-4387

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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.