Tiberio Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2014 750ml
SKU 784191

Tiberio Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2014

Tiberio - Abruzzi - Italy - Montepulciano D`abruzzo

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Rated 91 by Decanter
Medium bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of red cherry, blood orange, botanical herbs, tar and stony minerality on the fragrant nose. Initially plush on entry, then fine-grained, sappy and sharply delineated, displaying a light touch to the red berry and spicy flavors. Closes with ripe tannins and bright floral reminders. Winemaker Cristiana Tiberio has a knack for pulling out tannins from Montepulciano grapes that are finer than most. (Vinous)

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Winery: Tiberio

Varietal: Montepulciano

Montepulciano grapes are one of the most widely cultivated varietals in Italy, with vines growing in twenty of Italy's ninety five provinces. This varietal is renowned for producing high yields, making it popular with vintners looking for a relatively easy varietal to grow. Whilst the grapes tend to have a low skin to juice ratio, the skins themselves are remarkably high in tannins with a lot of pigmentation, which means they often produce rather well bodied wines with a beautiful deep, dark color The wines of Montepulciano grapes are most commonly associated with soft, rounded characteristics, with plenty of juicy, plummy flavors The wines are known for being very smooth and drinkable, and easy to match with a wide range of foods.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.