Montenevoso Porta Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
This wine has an alluring bouquet featuring aromas of raspberry and cassis with hints of tobacco and licorice. On the palate it combines elegance and finesse. Delicious ripe fruit flavors glide across your tongue carried by silky smooth tannins; the balance is impeccable and leads into a velvety finish that lingers, inviting you to to take another sip.
$11.00 / Bottle $132.00 / Case
Rediscover an Italian classic. But don’t confuse it with another Italian wine with a similar name - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vino Nobile derives its name from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and it’s made mainly from Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes (like Chianti).
The vineyards of Abruzzi stretch from the Adriatic to the foothills of the Gran Sasso e Monte Della Laga National Park in the distance. Montepulciano is the fourth most widely grown grape in Italy today!
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the grape variety used to make the wine of the same name and it is native to the Abruzzo region on the Adriatic coast of Italy, east of Rome.
Just to make things confusing though, some growers blend a little Sangiovese into their Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines! Don’t worry, you’ll be tasting 100% pure Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in Montenevoso!
The Galasso family, makers of Montenevoso, are purists and quite proud of their Abruzzi heritage. They have been living in the area for centuries, as the ancient Torre Galasso (Galasso Tower) in the village of Francavilla can attest.
Over the years, the family has sold grapes, olive oil and wine first in Italy then all over Europe and now sell their wines all over the world. They own 120 hectacres of vineyards in the Pescara district, between the Adriatic sea and Gran Sasso. They also work with a few other select local growers.
Montenevoso is made using traditional methods and modern equipment. All of the grapes are harvested by hand and they’re destemmed before being placed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Removing the stems gets rid of the bitter green tannins found in the stalks. No oak aging is used, so what you’re tasting is 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo!
Serve this wine with appetizers like cheeses and salami and keep it on the table for the main course. It goes well with grilled meats, any kind of pasta dish or a hearty chick pea stew.