LUCIOUS ITALIAN RED
PIETRAME MONTEPULCIANO EDIZIONE LIMITATA 2019 BY CANTINA TOLLO
We get very excited for wines like PIETRAME MONTEPULCIANO EDIZIONE LIMITATA that punch way above their price point. It’s a big achievement to produce a balanced red under $22 that has both finesse and great structure. When I think of the mass of simple and soulless reds crowding most store shelves, I appreciate this Italian beauty that much more.
This is the ultimate pizza, pasta and charcuterie wine—the sort of delicious Italian red that spices up any Sunday lunch, Tuesday dinner or any afternoon for that matter.
The wines from Abruzzo became famous in the 16th century, thanks to Princess Margaret of Austria. The Princess and her husband, Prince Farnese, began producing high-quality wines that were enjoyed at feasts all over Europe. It’s here where you’ll find some of the most dazzling, delightfully undervalued Italian wines.
Nestled between the snow-capped Maiella limestone massif and the Adriatic Sea, are the lush, green rolling vineyard hills of Cantina Tollo which was Founded in 1960. The terrain is hilly with an average altitude of 230 metres above sea level, with mostly calcareous clay soil. Protected by the mountain and refreshed by the sea, perfect for growing grapes and making great wines.
Cantina Tollo has won more than 1,000 medals at wine tastings and competitions around the world. Several wines have won Italy’s most prestigious prize, the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri. These accolades and its successful efforts for economic and environmental sustainability have brought Cantina Tollo recognition such as Best Co-op Winery at the Berliner Wine Trophy (2021, 2020, 2019), Winery of the Year at China Wine Competition in 2019, Producer of the Year in 2010 by Mundus Vini.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
94 Points Luca Maroni, January, 2021
PIETRAME MONTEPULCIANO EDIZIONE LIMITATA 2019: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / Warm, Earthy, Fruity, Mineral / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Red Meat, Steak
TASTING NOTE / The limited edition Pietrame Montepulciano comes from the powerful soil of Abruzzo and shows an impressive fullness, fine structure and good balance. The intense fruit of the wine shows a complex aroma of black currant, cranberry and cherry, complemented by a nice spiciness, very good acidity and freshness. The renowned winery Cantina Tollo presents a wine with great character!
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