This Tuscan-style red blend, a combination of Sangiovese (50%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), pours ruby red in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas of red plums and raspberry. On the palate there is pronounced acidity with tastes of tart blueberries and cherries. The tannins are firm and balanced. The finish is semi-dry and smooth.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is wine made from the eponymous grape variety, Montepulciano. Not to be confused to with the wine Vino di nobile Montepulciano which is a red wine made from Sangiovese. Specifically, a wine from the glorious Tuscan hilltop town of the same name. This wine is from the region to the south west of Pescara to the east of Tuscany.
The 2015 (13% alc./$10.00) starts with an intense dark red in the glass. There are strong aromas of ripe purple plum and dark cherry, with tastes of black licorice (which gives it a slightly medicinal taste), cherries and ripe strawberries. The tastes become more complex and smoother as the wine opens.