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Il Conte, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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100% Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy.
Spicy, fruity aromas of red cherry and currant with a bit of darker fruit. While fleshy and red-fruited, the palate offers the acidity and earthiness typical of many Italian reds as well as some pepper and figs.

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100% Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy.

The brother-sister team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter are third generation winemakers. Their great-grandfather, Carlo Botter, began farming in the Veneto region of Italy in the first part of the twentieth century, and began exporting his wine outside of Italy in the 1960's. His three sons have expanded their vineyard holdings to include sites in Friuli, Abuzzi, and even Sicily.

VINIFICATION: The Montepulciano is a delicious, spicy, fleshy, everyday red: a perfect match for pizza, pastas and other classic Italian fare. It is aged predominantly in tank, with a small percent of barrel to add complexity.

TASTING NOTES: Spicy, fruity aromas of Red Cherry and Currant with a bit of Darker Fruit. While fleshy and red-fruited, the palate offers the acidity and Earthiness typical of many Italian reds, along with some Pepper and Fig notes.

FOOD PAIRING: This wine will go exceptionally well with Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Mushrooms, Pizza, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Vegetables

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