La Quercia, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva, Abruzzo, Italy 2017 100% Montepulciano
VELVETY RED FRUIT, BROAD & POWERFUL, TOBACCO Montepulciano, the champion of Central Tuscany’s eastern reaches, is often gentler and juicer than the more famous Sangiovese which dominates Tuscany and Umbria. This wine, organically farmed on hillsides overlooking the Adriatic, achieves an ambassadorial depiction of what the variety is all about while layering on delightful, delicate complexities and retaining the food-friendly firmness for which Italian reds are famous. Serving Suggestion: Salume spread w/ roasted garlic focaccia. Classic spaghetti alla puttanesca. Oven-roasted butternut squash w/ fennel.