Montepulciano d'Abruzzo,Terre dei Vestini, Col del Mondo 2015
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Umbria & Mid Italy|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Beef, Braised|
Serious, hearty and full flavoured.
Over in Abruzzo on the Adriatic side of Italy, montepulciano d’abruzzo is a name familiar from many a restaurant and pub wine list – a go-to standby when in unfamiliar or unreliable vinous territory – but it should never be confused with the long ageing vino nobile di montepulciano, which is not made with the montepulciano grape at all, but with sangiovese. Despite its ubiquity, it is possible to find quality montepulciano d’abruzzo such as the Col Del Mondo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Terre di Vestinio 2015. The wine is made from low yielding vines grown at altitude but not far from the coast. All the slightly rustic, brambly, chocolate and cherry fruit flavours of the grape are preserved, then a year in oak adds a bit of depth. A great midweek treat wine, for baked pasta or Italian sausages with lentils.