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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt 2006
La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt 2006
(search item no. 109810)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby, purply red color; clean, vibrant, lingering aromas with hints of red berries, blackberries and black cherries. Very rounded clean flavor with red berries in the finish and hints of tobacco and licorice, perfectly reflecting the grape variety with a style that is both traditional and modern.
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About Fattoria La Valentina:

La Valentina owns and rents a total of 30 hectares of vineyards at 200 to 300 metres altitude in the rolling Abruzzo hills, just inland from the port of Pescara on the Adriatic coast.

The area benefits from a special microclimate, taking advantage of cool breezes from the mountains and the maritime winds from the Adriatic.

The vineyards are impeccable, on clay and gravel soil, they are managed like a well kept market garden. Yields are low and harvesting by hand carries on until late October achieving optimum ripeness.

The results are remarkable with intense rich red wines that have oceans of fruit, bright rich black fruit flavours, as well as enough spice, elegance and depth to make them ideal partners to many Italian dishes ... especially pastas and risottos.