Cantina Valle Tritana

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Italy

Red Wine100% Montepulciano
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (hard)
    Mushrooms
    Pasta
  • Color Deep ruby red color, little transparency
  • Nose Intense, clean and pleasing aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum, carob and violet followed by pleasing aromas of walnut-husk 
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Violetviolet
  • FlavorGood balance, agreeable tannins, good body and intense flavors

Abruzzo At a Glance

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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 are made under the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) designation. 

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Vinous Media 86 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Vinous Media 87 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 86 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 88 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 86 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is peppery and floral, showing an airy mix of crushed wild berries and savory herbs. This is soft in texture with a noticeable inner sweetness, yet it’s energized by juicy acids with ripe red and hints of blue fruit. Purple-tinged florals linger, along with hints of grippy tannin, making for a crisp and dry finale. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media The 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo shows ripe blueberries and confectioners spice, offset by hints of sage and white smoke. Its soft textures coast across a core of vibrant acids and minerals, creating a ripe yet juicy expression. This finishes fruity with medium length and a hint of medicinal cherry. The 2017 is simply fun to drink and a good value. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 86 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of cherry coulis, vanilla and cigar spice are decently concentrated on the nose. The light-bodied palate shows ripe berry fruit wrapped in a blanket of sweet spice. There's a decent balance to it all, with gentle tannins lending grip and fresh acidity driving it along. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Lifted notes of mentholated herbs and small red berries carry the bright, crisp nose. It's silken in feel on entry, lifted by juicy acidity and polished tannins. A core of tart red berries abounds on the palate, with a dusting of crushed minerals and a slight grip of tannins on the finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review