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Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016

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Azienda Agricola Contesa

Exceptionally fine, richly flavoured Montepulciano from Contesa's estate in the Pescara hills. Unusually complex style combining dark bramble and black cherry fruit with spicy oak.

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

Produced from a selection of grapes from the best plots of Montepulciano grown on the Contesa estate in Collecorvino, 250m above sea level. The soil is clay / chalk, and harvesting takes place towards the end of October. Maceration on the skins with pumping over for 8-12 days at high temperature (28-30ºC). The wine is then matured in 30hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months, with a further 4 months in bottle.

Tasting notes

Vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit, with hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate is rich and generous with abundant bramble and black cherry fruit, and structured tannins are balanced by fresh acidity to give an elegant finish.

Food match

Great paired with roasted or grilled meats

Awards

2015 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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