Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Zaccagnini

RWN20C

An intense ruby red colour with violet nuances, it has an intense, characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas. We find a fruity component on the palate, full-bodied and robust, it is well-balanced with tannin and oak features.

1 x 75cl

Region: Abruzzo

Grapes: Montepulciano

Abv: 12.5%

The high-yielding Montepulciano variety is a famous and often misconstrued grape. Understandably, many confuse it with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – a Tuscan wine region, whose wines, perplexingly enough, are made from the Sangiovese variety.

The Montepulciano grape is at its best in the Abruzzo (due east of Rome), and the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine region was designated legally in 1968. Wines produced here tend to be medium-bodied, easy-drinking – and many offer excellent value for money.

While many of Italy’s famed red grapes (such as Sangiovese or Nebbiolo) are noted for high acidity, Montepulciano gives a soft and juicy wine.

As a result, they tend to be more accessible young – though a more ‘serious’ form of Montepulciano comes in the form of a ‘Riserva.’ These wines must be aged a minimum of two years before release – and with at least 6 months of this period spent in barrel.

Zaccagnini

Founded in Bolognano, a small town in the Abruzzi region which guards important treasures and traditions, the Zaccagnini company was been established in 1978. Starting from a family-run business, the winery has grown rapidly and steadily with the goal of “absolute quality, from cluster to glass”, reaching the current condition of an international recognition with more than 150 hectares of beautiful vineyards, well-kept and monitored at every production stage.

Excellence, passion and devotion to job have made Tralcetto’s wines the pride of Abruzzi’s wine production, appreciated all over the world.

Year of Foundation: 1978              Total area planted: 150 ha

Place: Bolognano (Pescara)         Annual production: 1,200,000 bottles

Winegrower: Marcello Zaccagnini             Italian Market share: 30% of production

Oenologist: Concezio Marulli      Quota Export: 70% in 36 countries in 5 continents