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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
La Carraia Montepulciano Tizzonero 2005
La Carraia Montepulciano Tizzonero 2005
(search item no. 90045)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $19.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

50% Montepulciano, 50% Sangiovese

Intensely garnet in color with aromas of dark fruit and vanilla. Exceptionally pleasant, silky texture on the palate. The name "Tizzonero" is derived from the local word for charcoal, referring both to the soil and the deep color of the wine.

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About La Carraia:

La Carraia was founded in 1976 by the Gialetti and Cotarella families. Riccardo Cotarella, respected throughout Italy and abroad as a leading authority in the production and marketing of Italian wines, is the winemaker at this estate. La Carraia began as a producer of bulk wines for top of the line estates such as Ruffino and Rocca delle Macie.

Today, the winery owns a total of 200 acres and is bottling its own wines in the heart of the Orvieto Classico, and a small amount of the excellent single vineyard Orvieto: Poggio Calvelli. The remaining property is planted to Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. La Carraia is the leading estate in the new emerging production of excellent red wines from the Orvieto zone.