The Abruzzo region in Italy is perfectly situated between the Adriatic coast to the East and the Apennine Mountains to the West. The lush, green landscape is blessed with a wealth of sunshine balanced by plenty of rainfall - perfect for grape-growing! Winemaking in Abruzzo goes back to the sixth century where the Etruscans played a large role in introducing viticulture to the area. It may go back even further to the fourth century where it is rumoured that Hannibal's soldiers were given Abruzzo wine.
Montepulciano has been grown in Abruzzo since the mid-eighteenth century. Today, it is the second most planted varietal in Italy (second only to Sangiovese). These wines are known for being approachable and are favourites among Canadian and American wine drinkers. The team behind Frisio's Montepulciano d'Abruzzo has also received the Organic Certification from the ICEA, making this a great wine we can feel great about! Serve at 18 degrees Celsius. Drink now or save up to 4 years.
Deep ruby core complemented by slight hints of violet at the slightly transparent edges.
We are immediately intrigued by the overripe, almost jammy fruit coming out of our glass. Plums, boysenberries, and a touch of pomegranate pique our interest as they intermingle with a subtle peppery spice. We also find elements of thyme and oregano.
We are charmed by the abundance of red and black fruit notes of plum and boysenberry that greet us. There's a hint of spice that is balanced by dried herbs like oregano. Dry with bold and structured tannins, the medium body is complemented by a healthy acidity and persistent finish. Approachable and clean in style, it's easy to feel like we've been whisked away to a classic Italian pizzeria with every sip!
An obvious first choice is pizza! Or you can mix it up and enjoy with your favourite burger.
Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Marselan, Alicante
Retail: $50.99 Club: $34.49