The wine shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum, carob and violet followed by pleasing aromas of walnut-husk. In the mouth it has good correspondence to the nose, good balance, agreeable tannins, good body and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum.
The 2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is simply awesome. This sumptuous wine boasts tremendous balance and harmony in its dark, dense fruit, with a long, harmonious finish. Everything is in the right place in this delicious red from Abruzzo. When will consumers discover how delicious the best Montepulcianos
can be? Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.
I continue to be impressed with the wines of Cataldi Madonna, one of Abruzzo's top estates.
Cultivation of the vine and production of wine have very ancient origins in Abruzzi and it is likely that it was the Etruscans to introduce the vine in this region. The Greeks were probably the first to praise its qualities and soon after, they were followed by the Romans. Abruzzi is mostly mountains; to the west there are Apennines, of which Gran Sasso and Maiella are the most important and to the east the region... View More