La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt 2013

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La Valentina is located in the DOC region of Abruzzo and the wine is made of 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The first vintage was 1987 and the wine comes from the Spoltore, San Valentino and Scafa districts with vines up to 27 years of age. Look for aromas of wild roses, violets crisp red fruits (redcurrant, wild strawberry), graphite and licorice. The taste shows density and persistence, with refined tannins that make voluptuous and savory profile. Long finish with great freshness and mineral extension.  Pair with roasted meats, grilled meats, pasta courses with meat ragout, and/or hard, aged cheeses. The classic foods of Abruzzo include garlicky bean soups, pasta with red pepper, polenta spicy sausage or meat sauce, cured meats, rosemary accgoat and sheep's cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Brand La Valentina
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VinousInky-purple. Very deep smoky nose hints at blackberry, blueberry, flint and violet. Then refined and juicy, with smooth deep flavors of mineral-accented blueberry and aromatic herbs. Long, multilayered and extremely elegant finish boasts real depth and complexity. This is a knockout, really grand, Montepulciano wine. Very, very well done.

Ian D'Agata, May 1, 2017