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Centorame Libera Mente Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A true Quality wine at a Bargain price.

Producer/Winery: Lamberto Vannuci; Centorame; Casole, Italy.

Grape Variety: Montepulciano (without SO2 added)

Geographic Appellation: Abruzzo, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Roast pork in roasted tomato sauce, homemade pasta with oil and garlic, and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 15-minutes before drinking. Opaque, dark purple with the same color rim. Abundant plum, cherry, licorice and earthy aromas. Smooth, juicy, but dry acidic and a substantive medium-body; rich ripe cherry, dusty mineral and tobacco flavors that end in a very dry finish with gentle structured tannins and slightly bitter ending. Great with the pork dinner, very nice Italian red drinking alone after the meal. At only $14.40 it’s a steal-of-a-deal!!! A true Quality wine at a Bargain price.

    She said: Opaque, dark purple color, lots of evenly spaced, thin steadily moving legs. This is a wine that needs to be opened an hour or two before drinking. The aroma was mild and uninteresting at first, but blossomed with juicy fruit scents as we sipped. The juiciness carried over into the mouth and was joined by a medium to full-body, firm tannins and a smooth dry mouth-feel. The finish was long and featured the very delicious tannins. An excellent accompaniment to the pork, but it would pair very well with any food that had substance, e.g. fat. It was a bargain wine at only $14.40, and look for the bonus in the bottom of your glass on the last pour!

Lamberto Vannuci's vineyard in the Italian wine region of Abruzzo
Photo from Centorame.

Comments: Learn more about Lamberto Vannuci and the Centorame wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: 8 58162 00441 7

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.