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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, "Samael" 2014

Poggio Anima

This is 100% Montepulciano, from a single vineyard in Chieti located less than half a mile from the Adriatic Sea. The grapes were handpicked and fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent pumpovers to soften tannins. Don't be fooled though as this is not some simple, light Montepulciano. 2014 was a notoriously difficult vintage up and down Italy but elevation and proximity to the sea helped this wine really pack some weight and structure. It can be hit or miss with Montepulciano. This bottle is definitely a hit. Berry fruit, cherries and woodsy aromas herald a mid-full bodied, tangy river of cherry pie and cola laced by savory grilled herbs, piquant spice underpinned by grainy tannin.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
Stainless steel
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
5000

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