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 tannins. Fresh red cherry with a crushed rock type character that is very appealing. Hints of pepper and spice with a beautiful balance of spice and savoury notes in perfect balance. Montepulciano does not get a whole lot better than this.
Zaccagnini is one of the most respected producers of this grape variety, making a wonderful tier of wines. Each bottle of Zaccagnini Montepulciano wine has a small piece of the grape vine around its neck as a ?tralcetto?, or necktie.
Ian Cook - FWC - Note from previous vintage