Reviewed on 2018-12-19
By
Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Abruzzo
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $20.00  Buy This Wine
Print Shelf Talker

Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Holiday Meals, Pleasing A Crowd

Drink If You Like

Merlot, Montepulciano , Sangiovese

La Valentina "Spelt" Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Reserva 2015 Review

This isn’t your frat brother’s pizza wine. This is what happens when Montepulciano steps it up a notch. Held in cellar for an extra year or so, the plum fruit makes way for subtle hints of balsamic, the natural pepper spice sticks around but moves further into the earth category and the already low acidity softens just a bit. The result is a beautiful, balanced, medium bodied wine with well integrated tannins that will make you wanna bring up that pork loin recipe you been eyeing.

85
POINTS
La Valentina "Spelt" Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Reserva 2015
This isn’t your frat brother’s pizza wine. This is what happens when Montepulciano steps it up a notch. Held in cellar for an extra year or so, the plum fruit makes way for subtle hints of balsamic, the natural pepper spice sticks around but moves further into the earth category and the already low acidity softens just a bit. The result is a beautiful, balanced, medium bodied wine with well integrated tannins that will make you wanna bring up that pork loin recipe you been eyeing.

Reviewed On: 12-19-2018
85
POINTS
La Valentina "Spelt" Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Reserva 2015
This isn’t your frat brother’s pizza wine. This is what happens when Montepulciano steps it up a notch. Held in cellar for an extra year or so, the plum fruit makes way for subtle hints of balsamic, the natural pepper spice sticks around but moves further into the earth category and the already low acidity softens just a bit. The result is a beautiful, balanced, medium bodied wine with well integrated tannins that will make you wanna bring up that pork loin recipe you been eyeing.

Reviewed On: 12-19-2018