Open Bottle Thursday!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 04:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


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100% Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

It’s just about unheard of to have Estate fruit at this price point! 
These small family owned properties are brought together, some with only 1 hectare, to create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality.

A Weekday wine with no guilt …… even if you don’t finish the bottle!

Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Fresh and fruity bouquet displaying black and red cherry with a hint of red licorice. Pleasant balance of crisp acidity, moderate tannins, and a medium body. Finish shows jam and plum with cocoa and earthy character. Lifted, fresh and nicely done. Very approachable now.

 Elsewhere at $14.00
Our Regular price $12.99

Special Sale Price 

$9.99 a bottle

$53.94 for bottles ($8.99) 
$95.88 for a case of 12 bottles  ($7.99) 

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Food pairing with this wine.....

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo pairs best with hearty meat and pasta dishes such as lamb kebabs, lasagna, hamburgers loaded with mushrooms, baked Ziti, beef Bolognese, and pasta carbonara. Montepulciano is lower in acidity and medium in its tannin, so I would not pair it up with pasta or pizza dishes that are heavy on the tomato sauce as it will make the tannin taste tinny. Because the tannin is medium, and the wine has some acidity, the amount of tomato sauce found on a typical pizza or in a lasagna will go along just fine.


A bit about the grape.......
Montepulciano is the second most planted red variety in Italy after Sangiovese, though it is achieves its highest potential in the region of Abruzzo. Consistently enticing and enjoyable, Montepulciano enjoys great popularity throughout central and southern Italy as well. A tiny bit grows with success in California, Argentina and Australia. FYI Montepulciano is also the name of a village in Tuscany where, confusingly, they don’t grow the Montepulciano grape at all!

A bit about  Citra.......
Since 1973 Codice Citra has produced wines that express the different terroirs and microclimates of the region. Citra wines are estate grown and bottled from a collection of family owned vineyards in the lush and various microclimates of Abruzzo’s Chieti province. Passed down from generation to generation, these families maintain small vineyards, some with just one hectare, with passion and personal care. The vineyards’ finest grapes are handpicked and blended by world-renowned enologist, Riccardo Cotarella, to express the true beauty of Abruzzo. The vineyards have been cared for with love and passion for decades. These family owned properties create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality and variety. There is a unique climate condition in this territory. When the warm wind blowing from the Adriatic Sea meets the cool air coming down from the mountains, the temperature drops blowing a cooling wind through the valleys to the sea. This phenomenon is called “brezza di terra” and provides the perfect climate for vine development.


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