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Contempo

Contempo
2020 Montepulciano, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.35%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9
Best Buy

Contempo
2020 Montepulciano, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.35%
Garnet black color. Aromas of fruit and goat leathers, chocolate covered cherries, roasted peppers and cherries, and pistachio date toffee with a full body and a long roasted tomato, cedar, and pomegranates and mint finish. An Old World world red well suited for a nice Italian meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fruit and goat leathers, chocolate covered cherries, roasted peppers and cherries, and pistachio date toffee
Taste Flavor: roasted tomato, cedar, and pomegranates and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An Old World world red well suited for a nice Italian meal.

The Importer

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The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.