2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" , Abruzzo, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Montepulciano


Saddle up your horse and let’s ride out to the country - this is a picnic red if we’ve ever met one. The motto of the Abruzzo region perfectly describes it, "forte e gentile" (strong and gentle). It’s both robust and elegant, with soft tannins and gentle spice – aromatic and rich, full of juicy black plums and boysenberries, a whiff of saddle leather, a pinch of pipe tobacco. Grown in sandier soil closer to the Vomano River that runs north of the vineyards, it’s a touch paler and more delicate than Centorame’s “San Michele” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Serving suggestions: A basket full of proscuitto, green olives, & fresh red tomatoes w/ olive oil, caciocavallo cheese, burrata w/ country bread (torn apart with your hands). Eat & drink, then drowse in the warm grass & look at the shapes in the clouds while your horse grazes nearby.

$12.99 each