La Quercia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2021

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WINERY: La Quercia
REGION: Abbruzo
APPELLATION: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
GRAPE: 100% Montepulciano

WINEMAKER NOTES: This Montepulciano is a great example of what can happen when you match low-yield expertise with a prolific varietal, and constantly cut, cut, cut back the vines. With ripe, dark plum and a hint of smoke, this stunning affordable from Abruzzo is a true crowd pleaser. Farmed organically and picked by hand, it takes zero shortcuts.

TASTING NOTES: A round, medium-bodied red, with delicate dried thyme and spiced orange peel accents to the creamed black cherry and mocha notes. Lightly juicy and smoke-tinged on the finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Extremely versatile, pair with grilled meats, wild boar, hard cheeses and pizza.

ABOUT THE WINERY: A “true blue,” grizzled farmer-type, winemaker Antonio Lamona is both utterly likeable and totally invested in his wines. Although his father also grew grapes, Antonio is the first in the family to bottle his own and, beginning in the late sixties, began cultivating vines that are entirely organic. As Antonio says, “I would rather forgo an entire vintage than put man-made pesticides in my soil.” Located just 3 km uphill from the Adriatic and a morning’s drive from the 9,000-foot Gran Sasso, Antonio’s farm is entirely self-sustaining

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