Valle Reale Vigneto di Popoli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2006

Red Wine from Italy

$19.99
Item No. 104761
  • red wine
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

At 1,000 feet above sea level, Valle Reale's vineyards are nestled into one of Italy's most beautiful national parks. This rich 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is made from the oldest estate vineyards, planted back in 1975 on soils rich in chalk, clay and pebbles. Harvested by hand in the second part of October, the grapes are gently pressed and macerated with the skins for 1012 days to ensure ideal color concentration and structure. After full malolactic fermentation in barrels, the wine is matured for one more year in the same French barriques and then refined in bottle for another eight months.

Valle Reale introduces the wine lover to a new breed of Montepulciano. Surprisingly concentrated, with silky tannins and layers of dark berry fruit and spices, this is a rich and aromatic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Fullbodied and firm, yet supple, it is ready to be enjoyed with hearty pasta dishes, roasted poultry or lamb, and ribs.

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