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Carletto

Carletto
2021 Montepulciano, Montepulciano D’abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Carletto
2021 Montepulciano, Montepulciano D’abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tart cherry, white raspberry, leather, cedar, cigar wrapper, and and baker’s chocolate with a velvety, tangy, dry medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish with touches of sour red cherry, tomato leaf, vanilla raspberry nougat, and leather wrapped humidor with firm, drying tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Unfurl the gingham table cloths, this is a picture perfect BTG at any red sauce joint.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: tart cherry, white raspberry, leather, cedar, cigar wrapper, and and baker's chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of sour red cherry, tomato leaf, vanilla raspberry nougat, and leather wrapped humidor
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Unfurl the gingham table cloths, this is a picture perfect BTG at any red sauce joint.

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.