Alc. 14 %
Sebastiano Jasci was among one of the first in Italy to adopt organic farming practices back in 1978. With the help of his wife, Lucia Marchesani, they based their viticultural practices on protecting and nurturing the land to produce wine that reflected these organic values. In time, they were joined by their sons Ludovico and Nicola. In their early days, the wines were shared only with the locals near the town of Vasto. Sebastiano would load up his small truck and deliver the wine himself.
Even though they receive international acclaim, Jasci & Marchesani remain a family owned operation that still hand harvests their grapes to ensure the quality of the wine is showcased. The Nerubè comes from their Monteodorisio estate located in the region of Abruzzo on Italy's Adriatic coast. This area is perfectly suited to growing the highly underrated Montepulciano grape that can produce rich and complex wines. Drink now at 18-20 C, or cellar for 5 to 10 years.
Deep purple almost to the rim, where it lightens slightly into a soft, dark cherry.
Following the deep, dark richness of the colour, we are greeted by notes of dark skinned fruits like cherry and prunes. The longer the wine sits in your glass, the more apparent spice notes of pepper and dried herbs shine through.
The palate comes together seamlessly with both the colour and aromas, to present a well-rounded, robust wine with chewy tannins and active acidity. Dried black cherries, raisins and plums blend into a peppery essence that is persistent through the lingering finish. We also find notes of espresso and earth that glimmer in the background. An excellent example of the depth and complexity that Montepulciano is capable of.
This wine will certainly perform at its best paired with food. We would suggest pork dishes, roasted meats or seasoned cheese. How about crispy pork belly served on mashed potato with a side of braised and peppery greens.
Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Marselan, Alicante
Retail: $50.99 Club: $34.49