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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, "Samael" 2013

Poggio Anima

Glass-staining ruby. Black cherry, licorice and plum jam on the nose, with notes of licorice and tar gaining power with aeration. Big, ripe and expansive, showing an element of warmth to the very sweet dark berry liqueur flavors. Finishes smooth and sweet, with a repeating licorice note. Energetic and a wine of pleasure. In Jewish texts, Samael is better known as the ‘Angel of Death.’ It is believed that Samael is both good and evil in that he does the work of God but desires man to do evil. Samael is viewed as a seducer as was first spoken of in the Talmud as assuming the role of the serpent and tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. The correlation here is that Montepulciano can be a very alluring and seductive grape that lends itself to pleasurable drinking. That said, often time Montepulciano is simple, thin and insipid. It is both good and bad.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Abruzzo
Appellation/ava:
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
Stainless steel (9 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
3000

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