Contesa, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC - Boutinot
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Contesa, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2021

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Azienda Agricola Contesa

A richly flavoured Montepulciano from Contesa's estate in the Pescara hills. Unusually complex style combining dark bramble fruit with spicy oak.

Meet the producer

Rocco Pasetti's superbly sited, 50 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

Warm and open on the nose with aromas of ripe black fruit, hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate is rich and generous with bramble and black cherry fruit fleshing out the supple yet structured tannins. Bright acidity with notes of mocha and liquorice on the finish.

Food match

Great paired with roasted or grilled meats

Awards

2020 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Bronze

2018 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Silver

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