San Antini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Region

The mountainous Abruzzo region of central Italy is situated halfway up the `boot` neighbouring Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and Molise to the south east. Abruzzo is home to one DOCG - Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Colline Teramane, and three DOCs - Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Controguerra. Abruzzo mostly produces wines from Montepulciano but also Sangiovese, Pecorino and Passerina as well as more international varietals such as Chardonnay.

Producer

The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy’s finest regions.
Tasting Notes
The `quintessential` all-round Italian red, selected from the l`Aquila province of Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast. Deep purple in colour with intense aromas of blackberries and cherries with rich, robust characteristics that are typical of the region. The palate is intensely spicy with cherryish and jammy black fruit flavours, full, rich and well rounded. A portion was aged in oak to soften the palate and add some smoky character. Smooth tannins combine with the rich fruit flavours to create a full and flavoursome finish.
Food
Serve with cold meats, salami, pizza and pastas with meat or tomato sauces
Country
Italy
Region
Abruzzo
Producer
Casa Vinicola Botter spa
Grape(s)
Montepulciano (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Juicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No