Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2017x

Montepulcianox

13.5%x

75x

Azienda Agricola Contesax

Redx

1151x

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2017, Azienda Agricola Contesa

Italy / Abruzzo

Andy's Tasting Notes

This is far removed from the supermarket ‘cheap and cheerful’ versions, and well worth the extra outlay – with lots of rich black fruits, spicy oak and herby freshness. Good structured tannins with a level of refinement you don’t always find in wine from this region.

New label, same wine!

Price per bottle £12.80

Producer Info

Rocco Pasetti’s superbly sited 30 hectare estate lies in the heart of the Collecorvino district in the hills northwest of Pescara, recognised as one of the best vineyard zones in Abruzzo. Surrounding the winery the south-facing slopes of clay-chalk soils, at around 250m altitude, are ideal for the cultivation of Montepulciano, with Pecorino grown on the lower slopes. The cellar was completed in 2004 – carved into the hillside. Rocco’s son, Franco Pasetti, is also a winemaker and now works alongside him at the estate. The Contesa wines are impeccably made expressions of Abruzzo’s local grapes – modern and easy to drink, yet wines of real substance.

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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