La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010

Red Wine from Italy

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Item No. 124939
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

At first sight the deep, intense ruby red colour of the wine is striking, with small violet arches. The bouquet suggests red fruit, rose petals and hints of wet spices. It is soft and warm to the palate with notes of red prune, cherry and blueberry which are harmoniously intertwined around a lively tannic theme. Being fruit of an exceptional harvest, gives it a full, enveloping body, which finishes with liquorice and cloves. The fine performance is completed with an after-taste of black pepper and cranberry.

This wine may be drunk immediately or laid down for 5 years. It is ideal to accompany pasta timbale, lamb stew, char-grilled cod and seasoned, pecorino cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep red. Highly perfumed nose of red cherry, sweet spices and fresh herbs. Then bright and clean in the mouth, with a dark cherry flavor nicely lifted by fresh herb and licorice notes. Finishes bright, clean and long. An excellent food wine."
90 Points

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Rating:
(5/5/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Nice, simple wine. Can't see the 90 point score given above. Nose is subtle and mainly floral. Medium bodied with red cherry and plums. Finish is short but refreshing. Nice summer wine. Good with grilled burgers.
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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...

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Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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