Gaetano Carboni captured something quite special in this Montepulciano bottling, creating a wine with inviting, supple and juicy red fruit. There is a vein of earth and depth in the wine alongside alluring spice undertones, but more than anything, it is the impeccable balance that makes an impact. Fine-grained tannins and lifted acidity give the wine elegance more often seen in Sangiovese and Nebbiolo than Montepulciano. This is remarkably good Montepulciano with a long life in the cellar ahead of it - that is, if you can resist pulling the cork now.
Black cherry, herbal, slightly tart, high acid, needed an hour to open
Black cherry, herbal, slightly tart, high acid, needed an hour to open9.1
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