Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Torre dei Beati

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Torre dei Beati

This was the first wine produced at the estate in 2000 and an elegant and personal interpretation of the Montepulciano grape and the region. The grapes, coming from specific plots of the Loreto Aprutino vineyard are hand-picked at optimum ripeness: this entails harvesting the same plots a number of times, selecting only the best bunches and grapes. Fermentation takes place in steel vats, with a cold pre-maceration and a total maceration of 20 days, the wine is then aged for 12 months, half in 3,000 litre Slovenian oak casks, half in second-use French oak barriques. Shows complex fruit, lightly enriched by spicy notes and not overwhelmed by the wood ageing. Firm-bodied and smooth, balanced by the fine tannins, which, in combination with the natural minerality and the well measured acidity, contribute to a good finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Torre dei Beati
  • Primary grape: Montepulciano
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £10.89
  • Code: 29959
  • Expression: Ring