Wine La Valentina, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC, 2010
Reviews of purchase La Valentina, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC, 2010
The wine is rich and intense ruby color.
The taste of the wine is soft and warm, full and enveloping, bright and clean, with notes of red plums, dark cherries and blueberries surrounded by fresh and lively tannins. Closer to the final manifest exciting spicy nuances of liquorice, cloves, black pepper and cranberries. The finish is clean and long.
The aroma of wine is filled with notes of red fruits, rose petals and subtle nuances of wet spices.
The wine goes well with pasta, braised lamb, chargrilled cod and cheese (average degree of exposure, pecorino).
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from the line of the classic wines of La Valentina - a wine that can be used for everyday or for a festive meal. Its characteristics - a very fragrant aroma and clean, bright, long lasting taste - make it possible to combine wine with a variety of dishes - especially with pasta, braised lamb, chargrilled cod and cheese (average degree of exposure, pecorino).
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is produced from grapes harvested by hand with a sufficiently mature vines aged from 25 to 35 years. After separation of the ridges extends grapes maceration and fermentation for 7 days in a vertical steel vats. Subsequent malolactic fermentation and a one-year delay of wine are made in steel and cement tanks, but 20% of the wine matures in wooden barriques. Then the wine is blended and bottled, which matures for some time. Total of harvest to production of wine on the market takes at least 15 months. The exceptional quality of the 2012 harvest gave the blame full, enveloping flavor with hints of exciting spices. The potential for storing wine is at least 5 years.
The wines of La Valentine, who talk about the area and its culture - is authentic wines from well-adapted to the soil Abruzzo local varieties that arise from the sum of many small parts manufacturer and passion for nature and winemaking. All company employees are trained to perform their duties responsibly towards the environment and sustainable development. Responsibility for winemaking, since 1998, is a famous enologist Luca d'Attoma. In possession of La Valentine 11 hectares of its own and leased 20 hectares of vineyards from which crop to produce about 265,000 bottles of wine per year.