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La Quercia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Wine Details

Vineyard

La Quercia

Varietal

Montepulciano

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) The Montepulciano vine, which starts as a cerasuolo, originates in the Valle Peligna. This news confirmed by one the historian Michele Troia dating from the eighteenth century, therefore much earlier than the boasted Tuscan origins. in this area has undergone selections and is easily adapted to the environmental changes following its spreading in the neighboring territories and much of the Abruzzo region The name of this wine has no connection with the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the homonymy is purely coincidental. the latter, in fact, derives from the town where it is produced, while the one from Abruzzo derives from the vine which characterizes in a decisive way the blend

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    2013 La Quercia, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva — In case you’re new to the club, Small Vineyards is based right here in West Seattle (on Alki) and imports lovingly-made wines from small, family-owned estates throughout Italy. The new vintages of some of our old favorites have just arrived and this month we include this Riserva Montepulciano from La Quercia—a small estate in Abruzzo on Italy’s rugged east coast. Their 40-year-old vines grow on windy hillside vineyards overlooking the sea and are pruned to a miniscule yield of about two thirds of a bottle per plant. Winemaker Antonio Lamona ages this wine for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and an additional year in stainless steel. It is dark and rich, with soft grip and juicy tannins—perfect for roasted pork, olive tapenade, or other savory dishes. $19

    6 days
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    Emeals - montepulchiano grape - light like a chianti

    almost 4 years
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    10 months
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    over 4 years