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Caparrone Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018

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Azienda Agricola Contesa

Juicy sour cherry, soft tannins and lip-smacking acidity combine to give an unusually fine example of Montepulciano. The quality of the fruit takes this casual dining classic to a new level.

Meet the producer

Rocco Pasetti's superbly sited, 30-hectare estate lies in the heart of the Collecorvino district in the hills northwest...

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Production

The Montepulciano grapes are grown in the 9 hectare Colle Caparrone vineyard, southeast facing and at 200m altitude. The grapes are harvested at the start of October. Then they're fermented in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 26-28ºC for 2-3 weeks, with up to a week's maceration on the skins.

Tasting notes

Deeply-coloured red with aromas of violets and ripe black fruit. The palate is ripe and generous with attractive black cherry fruit balanced by fresh acidity and youthful tannins. A great combination of spicy, robust flavours with vibrant, approachable fruit and a fine, gently savoury finish.

Food match

A proven match for quality pork and leek sausages, onion gravy and mash!

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