Tasting notes: Conviviale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Conviviale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an intense wine with cherry, ripe plum fruit aromas and warm, earthy spice. The palate is densely packed with morello cherry, cassis and bramble fruit. However, tannins are ripe, giving structure to a substantial wine with a fresh sappy finish.
Pasta with Bolognese sauce or general pasta dishes and pizzas.
Produced from selected parcels of Montepulciano grapes, from low yielding 30 to 50 year old vines in the Chieti province of Abruzzo. Fermentation took place in small batches between 28 and 30C using natural yeasts. In addition the skins were left in contact with the fermenting wine for 10 days.
Therefore after malolactic fermentation the wine was transferred to Adria’s cellars. After that it is matured in a combination of large Slavonian oak casks and French oak barriques for 6-8 months.
Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Castelvero, the leading co-operative in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. Their aim is to produce authentic, well priced, still and sparkling wines from local grape varieties.
All aspects of production, from grape selection through to vinification. Maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica’s winemaking team of Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese – assisted by Boutinot’s Tony Brown MW. For instance they source from a range of private growers and cooperatives, with whom they have long term relationships, principally in Veneto, Friuli, Lombardy, Sicily, Puglia, Abruzzo and Sardinia.