Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018
SPECIAL DOZEN BUY
Founded in 1978 under the name Fattoria Zaccagnini in the village of Bolognano. Back then, only one thousand bottles of wine per year was the average production. A growing reputation led to the need for expansion, and in 1984 the winery moved their operations to Contrada Pozzo in the centre of the Zaccagnini estates. Annual production is now 500,000 bottles. Marcello Zaccagnini, the dynamic director of the operation, together with his father Ciccio, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo. With over 80 hectares of vineyards, Zaccagnini is the pride of the wine-making sector in Abruzzo. They are fertile, sun-drenched lands at about 200 metres above sea level with winds blowing in from the gorges of Popoli. All of these factors combined with the complete lack of humidity and fog provide the perfect conditions for growing the indigenous varieties.
Zaccagnini are one of the most respected producers of this grape variety, making a wonderful tier of wines from this distinctive grape. Each bottle of Zaccagnini Montepulciano wine has a small piece of the grape vine around its neck as a “tralcetto”, or necktie.
This dry, red wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy is noted for its deep reddish-purple hues and subtle nose with clear aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. This delicious medium bodied red is juicy with more-ish savoury complexity cries out for Italian food! Viva Italia. 12.5% alc
Review for previous “Savoury and textural, this long, evenly paces and sumptuously flavoured red of medium-to-full-body marries deep, sour-edged notes of dark cherries, blackberries, dark plums and chocolate with spicy, leathery complexity. It’s supported by a fine, firmish spine of crunchy tannins and finishes with a lingering mineral aspect. Wonderful value.” – Jeremy Oliver, Gourmet Traveller, Jun/Jul 2018
RRP $35 STRAIGHT DOZEN BUY .. Only $25.99 when you buy 12 of this wine.
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