Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

£265.00

75cl

Valentini’s red is perhaps one of the rarest wines in the world, as it is only made in the absolute greatest vintages, with the same absolutism applied to selection as the white – again only the very best 5% of the estate’s grapes are used. Since 1997 the red has only been made five times. It is difficult to find the words to convey the real elegance, power, sumptuousness, immensity and emotion transmitted by tasting this nectar. A rich and complex bouquet of ripe fruits, roots and wild spices and a solemn, harmonic, long and deep taste for a red wine that expresses the soul of Abruzzo.

Vintage: 2013
Region: Abruzzo
Grape Varieties: 100% Montepulciano
Alcohol Content: 13%

When to drink: Remarkable to drink now. Wine with a great longevity, we suggest to let it rest in your cellar to appreciate the great qualities that will mature over time. You can leave it in your cellar for even more than 15 years.

Awards: Decanter 97/100, Gambero Rosso 3/3

Due to the nature of this wine, this item can only be collected direct from The Vices Archive and is unavailable for delivery. For all enquiries please email us at york@thevices.co.uk

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SKU VA00134 Category Tag

TASTING NOTES

This wine shows a depth to get lost in, with notes of cassis, earth, rosemary and violet. It has velvety, mouthfilling tannins and a sweet fruit finish resembling persimmons. Fascinating and long lived.

Pairings

Aged cheeses, game, inland main courses, roast meats.

Pairings

Aged cheeses, game, inland main courses, roast meats.

Valentini

THE MAKER: Valentini

Valentini remains one of the oldest and greatest names in Italian viniculture; masters of traditional winemaking.
What is known about Valentini's methods all points to traditional winemaking and a maniacal commitment to quality. The vines are trained in the traditional pergola method and yields are aggressively restricted. The wine is fermented and aged in large Slavonian oak barrels, the youngest of which is 70-years-old; no barriques or stainless steel tanks are used. When the grapes aren't of a quality deemed appropriate, they are sold to the co-op.

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