2022 Gran Sasso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Big, bold and juicy Monte. Perfect wine for your next Italian BYO.
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Here's a fine place to start if you're familiarising yourself with the Montepulciano grape.

This version comes from the central-eastern Italian region of Abruzzo. The warm climate here, combined with moderating breezes from the nearby Adriatic Sea, allows the perfect conditions to grow these luscious, sweetly-fruited versions of 'Monte', but maintain balance all the time.

This comes from 15-20-year-old vineyards and is a flavour-packed Montepulciano, full of plummy fruit and spice.  What it has though over most other Montes at the same price is a freshness and purity to the fruit, that really makes it so approachable and versatile.

Perfect for a casual night in with a homemade pasta, and outstanding value for money.

The Gran Sasso vineyards are situated among the hills in the provinces of Chieti and Teramo in the region of Abruzzo while the beautiful modern winery is located in the town of Ortona.

Abruzzo is located in the central eastern part of Italy on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The unique position of the vineyards allows them to benefit from the sea and mountain breezes, producing wines that are full in body and truly represent the characteristics of the region.

Valentino Sciotti is involved with a number of wineries in Puglia, Campania (he is the man behind Vesevo) and his native Abruzzi. The Gran Sasso wines are made by young winemaker Marco Flacco and display a freshness and directness of fruit that is seldom found in this region.

Most Montepulciano at this price comes either from negociants buying bulk wines or from co-ops, neither of whom work as well or as closely with their growers as Valentino and his team. The grapes for this wine are grown in 15-20 year old vineyards in the production zones of Ortona, San Salvo and Pollutri.

This wine is deep ruby red in colour with garnet reflections. It is clean, fresh and plummy on the nose, rich, supple and accessible on the palate. It is balanced and full-bodied with good tannins.

The fresh, primary fruit characters are maximised by the fact that it does not age in oak, making it approachable and ready to drink.

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    A Beautiful Smooth Wine

    Very nice wine, fruit forward, smooth, rich flavour.

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