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DOP Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Padami

£13.50

Description

Marvellously rich biodynamic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
An intensely dark, garnet coloured wine, with enticing jammy, cherry and cocoa aromas. Full-bodied and rich, by Montepulciano standards, the palate is warming, friendly and super soft. A lovely comfort wine with a touch of vanilla oak, giving just the right balance and structure. Would partner cured meats and pasta dishes very well.

Taste

Cherry jam, Vanilla

Aroma

Cherry, Chocolate

The mountainous Abruzzo region is situated halfway up the `boot` of Italy, neighbouring the Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and the less well known Molise region to the south east. Here the highly regarded co-operative wine company Cantina Orsogna was founded in 1972. The business today comprises 600 partner growers and covers almost 1,000 hectares of vines, of which 80% are organic.

Set in the scenic Majella hills of Abruzzo, just 15 kilometres from the Adriatic, its vineyards benefit from the significant day-night temperature swings and superb ventilation in the vineyards thanks to the fresh breezes that result from both its altitude and its maritime location. The estate was named ‘Italian Winery of the Year’ at Vinitaly 2012. The winemaking team is headed by the super-talented Camillo Zulli. The Elementa wines are certified Biodynamic by Demeter being produced according to Steiner's biodynamic methods. In addition, various preparations are used to feed the soil and plants and taking into account the position of the planets in certain activities in the vineyard. Also, life in and around the vineyard gets extra attention. The winery allows wild herbs to grow among the vines that serve as green champions, whilst also attracting natural enemies of harmful insects. Nature does her work, and the vineyard is indeed part of nature. 

Orsogna also support the activities of the WWF SOSLupo campaign to protect native wolves in Abruzzo and Calabria. The estate believes in sustainable relationships, as well as sustainable farming methods and choose to use traditional rope tie, as well as cork to seal their bottles. For this, they employ young people from the local community friendship farm. In the cellar, wines are either fermented and matured solely in stainless steel tanks in order to ensure the natural fruit expression is fully retained or, for the red wines, partly in stainless steel and partly in large oak 'botte' in order to harmonise the natural tannins.

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  1. Excellent

    This is a beautiful , full, round tasting wine that transports you to the vineyards where the grapes are grown.
    One of the best wines I have tasted in a long time and good value considering it’s taste compared to much more expensive wines.

    Jacaranda

  2. Utterly delicious firm favourite

    This wine is simply one of the best I have had in a very long time, it is a firm favourite, very smooth, gorgeous flavour, very special indeed. I have given it as gifts to friends and served it for guests and the feedback has always been fantastic and everyone wants to know where to find this exquisite wine!!

    Andrea McFarlane (verified owner)

  3. Luscious

    One of those wines that drinking feels like an event. A wonderfully complex, rich and satisfying wine that reminds you what life, and wine is all about

    Oliver SB

  4. Superb. All you could want from a Montepulciano. Our go to red wine that’s fruity and round.

    Moira Kitchen (verified owner)

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