VALLE REALE VINEYARDS
2011 VALLE REALE MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO VIGNE NUOVE
"Deep ruby-red. Pure aromas of very ripe blueberry, licorice and violet. Juicy, moderately intense dark berry flavors turn a bit rigid toward the back, with firm acidity giving the wine a metallic edge. The dusty tannins come across as a bit dry, perhaps due to uneven polyphenolic maturity." Ian D'Agata Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 87 points
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|This wine can be served before a meal, but it pairswell with meatballs, tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, and risotto ai funghi.
|Valle Reale was founded in 2000 with the goal of producing world-class wines. The Pizzolo family, in close consultation with Professor Leonardo Valenti and the agronomic faculty of the University of Milan, are working to develop a model for central Italian wines and winemaking. Working primarily with the Montepulciano varietal, they aim to create wines that highlight the grape’s intrinsic qualities: strength, exuberance, vitality, color, elegance, balance and depth. The process begins with the careful selection of clones that are best suited to Valle Reale’s soil and climate, and therefore best express the distinct characteristics of the varietal. Their success is evident in the young, vibrant DOC base wine, and even more so in the cru, a new benchmark for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.