Malandrino Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
- Tasting Notes
- ColorDeep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.
- NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense, clean and pleasing, with aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum, carob and violet followed by pleasing aromas of walnut-husk.
- FlavorOn the palate it is balanced, with agreeable tannins, good body and intense flavors; persistent finish with flavors of black cherry and plum.
Abruzzo At a Glance
Region Name Abruzzo
The Abruzzo region has the Apennines running along its western border, is next to Molise to the south, Marche to the north and Lazio to the west.
More than 22 million cases of wine are produced annually in Abruzzo, making it the seventh most productive region in Italy, but only 21.5% of which is made under the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) designation.
Press & Reviews
- Score: 87 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator“Bright and tangy flavors of ripe raspberry, kumquat and fragrant herb and spice are set in this light- to medium-bodied red, with light, taut tannins. Drink now. 8,333 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.” Shelf Talker Full Review
- Score: 91 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media“Deep purple-ruby. Fresh and flinty, with enticing, zingy blue and red fruit aromas and flavors. Bright, juicy and easygoing on the long finish, but this wine’s charm resides mostly in its fun, vibrant personality and seamless delivery of pure unadulterated Montepulciano fruit. Well done. Drink 2018- 2019.” - Ian D’Agata Shelf Talker Full Review
- Score: 91 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media“Deep red-ruby. Perfumed, inviting nose combines cassis, black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and an extremely intense note of violet. Wonderfully juicy and fine-grained, offering a lively texture and almost aromatic set of floral and dark fruit flavors. Finishes very long, with a delicate herbal element and outstanding savory lift. This is a truly outstanding entry-level Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, so I’ll be generous in my scoring. Lots of wine for the money: very well done!” -Ian D’Agata Shelf Talker Full Review