Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Fontefico

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Fontefico

The Montepulciano grapes for this wine come from the Le Vigne del Pozzo vineyard, here the vines grow on three contiguous plots with mixed soils: one generally sandy, another clay dominated and one much rockier than the other two. The grapes grown on these plots show complementary characteristics, providing a balance between fruit and spice, acidity and softness. After fermentation in stainless steel the wine is aged both in tank, 70%, and used oak barrels, 30%, for over a year, then in bottle prior to release. The nose offers up cherry and blackberry fruit with notes of resin and sweet blossom. The palate is soft, developing fresh red fruit flavours, followed by black pepper and liquorice spice.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Fontefico
  • Primary grape: Montepulciano
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £12.77
  • Code: 33208
  • Expression: Chilli