An excellent example of Montepulciano, the Cantina Tollo Mo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $17 and can be found for around that price.
Prodotto solo da uve Montepulciano provenienti da vigneti selezionati e allevati su terreni argillosi e calcarei. Il grande carattere di tipicita viene esaltato dalla maturazione in grandi botti di rovere di Slavonia.
Produced only from Montepulciano grapes from selected vineyards and raised on clayey and calcareous soils. The great character of typicality is enhanced by the aging in large Slavonian oak barrels. (Translated using Google Translate.)
The 2016 Cantina Tollo Mo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva begins with an harmonious aroma of black cherry, licorice, spice, cedar, vanilla and a touch of a balsamic note.
Taking a sip reveals dark fruit with nice touches of spice and other flavors similar to the nose. Smooth and easy to drink and with good balance, this is a pleasing, solid wine. It paired quite well with my wife's sausage, tomato and spinach risotto.
It ends with a dry, long and a bit grippy finish.
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