The 2020 Contesa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was a Merchant's Pick
Montepulciano • A Pantry Essential & Best Buy!
April 17, 2023
The 2020 Contesa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a pantry essential. This charming Italian red is one of the great values of Italy.
Don't be fooled by the wine's everyday price tag. Contesa is loaded with character with plush, balanced fruit that draws you in with every sip.
Contesa is perfect with a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano and those hassle-free nights when you crave simple pleasures such as salads, pizza, or pasta.
"This spicy red displays aromas of Sichuan peppercorn, blood orange peel and mentholated tobacco on the nose, with a solid core of black cherry and red plum. It's polished and supple on the palate, with smooth tannins and pulsing acidity working in tandem to lend a firm webbing for the plump cherry and plum flavors to shine. Accents of orange peel and purple flowers lend levity, with a savory twang of granite on the close." Wine Enthusiast
Not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (a Sangiovese red from Tuscany), this Montepulciano (the grape) is from the region of Abruzzo, Italy.
This is such a delicious and versatile Italian red. You will not be disappointed when you pop the cork!
Buy by the case(s).
It's a pantry essential!
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