intense ruby red colour with violet nuances; intense, characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas; fruity component, full-bodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features
Wine Spectator 88 points - Integrated mocha and tar accents enrich dark plum, black licorice and olive paste notes in this elegant red, structured by fine tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2018. 200,000 cases made.
(Dec 31 2013)
The grape variety Montepulciano (not the hill in Tuscany where Vino Nobile de Montepulciano originates) is the most important red grape on the Adriatic side of the Italian peninsula, flourishing in Abruzze & the Marche. While the better known here as the source of fairly good, cheap Italian jug wine, Montepulciano has inherent nobility that finds expression in certain places & with certain producers. The Zaccagnini Riserva goes a long way in elevating the character of this grape with its succulent texture, dark cherry & red berry flavors & that indescribable herb-and-earth mixture that’s so essential to well made Italian reds.
|Small town in the Abruzzi region which guards important treasures and traditions, Zaccagnini company has 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 reality 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.