Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Cocciapazza, Torre dei Beati

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Cocciapazza, Torre dei Beati

The wine has the ancient, curious name of the area where the vineyard is planted: in the dialect of Abruzzo ‘coccia pazza’ translates as ‘crazy head’. This wine is made with the best Montepulciano grapes grown in Torre Dei Beati’s vineyards. Repeated harvests, normally three per vintage, are carried out in the plot with the best soil and climate conditions, capable of giving the fullest bodied and longest-lived wines. Fermented in steel vats, with a cold pre-maceration and a total maceration of 30 days, it is aged for 20-22 months in barriques, with regular lees stirring. Intense and mature the wine is dominated by a balance between the spiciness of black pepper and liquorice and typical balsamic, chocolate and tobacco notes. Full-bodied and persistent, the lees ageing gives the wine a natural stability, enriching the broad fruity complexity with elegant nuances of flowers and spices.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Torre dei Beati
  • Primary grape: Montepulciano
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £19.97
  • Code: 29958
  • Expression: Barrel