Have you always wondered what wine to serve with pizza? Well this simple red made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy is a perfect match. Silky, rich tastes of fruit, cocoa and spice. I would call this a Brunello jr. but the nice thing is it sells for a fraction of the price of a Brunello. Drink now for sure…no point waiting for this, it is yummy early. Antonio Galloni from WA also gives it a thumps up:
|Wine Advocate # 189
|Antonio Galloni||87||Drink: 2010 – 2012||$14 (16)|
|The 2008 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a fresh, vinous red perfect for drinking over the next two to three years. There is nothing complicated here, just a glassful of generous, dark fruit and exceptional balance at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.|
Available at Uncorked (www.uncorked.co.uk) in the UK for 10£ a btl, and in the US also for about 15$. Amazing value.
My rating, 88 pts