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 estate's 2009 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a big, juicy wine bursting with red fruit. This mouth-filling, generous red delivers tons of pleasure for a very reasonable tariff. The radiant finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. The straight Montepulciano is another standout from Cataldi Madonna. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.
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