Cataldi Madonna ‘Malandrino’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018
The estate’s lightest Montepulciano, with grapes 15-50 years old in clay/limestone soil. Vivid grape, black cherry, black pepper and velvety tannins. Round and powerful.
Tenuta Terraviva ‘Lui’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOC 2015
18 months ageing, half in in used French barriques, the other in stainless steel.
Complex and structured, with velveteen layers of dark fruit and spice.
Francesco Cirelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018
Amphora aged for 9 months, a plush synthesis of chocolate, raisin, umami and black cherry, with fine tannins. Engaging and very gluggable.