Alc. 14 %
The area of Villamagna has been cultivating vines for over a century and the land has always been thought to be very well-suited to the production of Montepulciano grapes. Its hills help to promote a unique microclimate that further showcases why this region is ideal for grape growing. The close proximity to the sea and the mountains provides for sudden temperature fluctuations between day and night, which is optimal for making great wine.
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grape is sometimes confused with the Montepulciano region in Tuscany. Montepulciano is the second most planted red grape in Italy (after Sangiovese). There are several producers in Abruzzo, including Torre Zambra, that have showcased the huge potential of this grape by producing complex, black fruit-driven, ageable wines. These wines are typically medium to full-bodied and are very food friendly, due to their elevated acidity. This wine should be served at 18 C, and can be enjoyed now or laid down until 2026.
The nose on this wine presents intense ripe fruit, including plum, blackberry, cranberry, and cherry. There are also some earthy notes, and savoury aromas of oak, cocoa, and herbs like oregano.
This wine is bursting with flavour. The fruit shows up as ripe dark cherry, plum, and blackberry, along with some earthiness, tobacco leaf, herbs, chocolate, and some smoky/toasty hints. It has a medium+ body, grippy tannins, and a juicy acidity. It is plush and velvety on the palate.
Ideal pairings for this wine would be a black bean burger, baked lasagna, or an elevated mac and cheese.