Snapshot
Vintage: 2010
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Appellation: Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Montepulciano
Biodynamic: Certified
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 95+
Bright ruby. Precise, spicy aromas of ripe red berries, dark plum and violet accented by cumin and caraway seed. At once densely packed and broad but juicy and refined too, boasting terrific acid-fruit-tannin balance and penetrating red cherry, underbrush and sweet spice flavors. This lovely wine is suave and fine-grained and finishes very long. It would be prudent to decant this at least two-three hours ahead; one bottle I had was initially marred by almost unacceptable levels of funkiness, another was instead brilliantly pure and clean, so allowing this wine to breathe a little prior to serving is not a bad idea.