Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Calisto 2015
|Region||Italy, Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo|
"This wine draws fruit from the estate's Vigna Storica del 1952. With more smoke and savory notes that recall leather and spice, this might be your go-to for marinated tri-tip and a baked potato. The Valle Reale 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Calisto is a complete, classic wine with generous, soft tannins. It offers a medium-term drinking window: not too long and not too short. Grapes come from the San Calisto vineyard, which has a traditional overhead trellising system, or pergola. The wine is fermented and aged in large oak casks." Monica Larner Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 points Drink 2023-26
Condensed red-berry aromas carry a sharp spice note on the nose. Medium in weight, the palate is tangy and savory, boasting flavors of red-berry reduction, game and dried herbs. There's nice textural roundness, with soft, supportive tannins.
Lightly tangy and mouthwatering, with a hint of tarry smoke underscoring the flavors of cherry, plum, salumi and grilled mushroom. Open-knit and balanced, presenting a moderate, herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2017. 670 cases made.