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Giovina

Giovina
2020 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Giovina
2020 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Regional Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Brick red color. Aromas of dark chocolate covered pomegranate, raspberry, tart red cherry, sweet cherry tomato, and raspberry jam with a full body and a long blackberry, grilled pineapple, pomegranate, sage, and and cedar finish. Dark red fruits balanced with crisp acidity and well integrated oak; enjoy with a decant or after a few years of cellar aging.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate covered pomegranate, raspberry, tart red cherry, sweet cherry tomato, and raspberry jam
Taste Flavor: blackberry, grilled pineapple, pomegranate, sage, and and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dark red fruits balanced with crisp acidity and well integrated oak; enjoy with a decant or after a few years of cellar aging.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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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.