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Centorame Scuderie Ducali Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC “everyday” dry Italian wine that is food friendly and delicious.

Producer/Winery: Lamberto Vannuci; Azienda Agricola Centorame; Casoli di Atri, Italy.

Grape Variety: Montepulciano.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $11.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pizza with BBQ chicken, onions, dried tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark purple-garnet color with the same color rim. Strong plum and Boysenberry with just a whiff of prune aromas. Smooth, a tad rustic, dry and slightly spicy mouthfeel, 150-grit texture and a medium body. Boysenberry, sour cherry and oregano flavors. Bright acidity, plentiful medium grained tannins and a wonderful slightly bitter fruit and mineral finish. GREAT Montepulciano at a FANTASTIC price. It really shined with the dried tomatoes on the pizza, but was a delightful sipping wine after the dinner. This gets 4-thumbs up, lots of raves and a Quality wine at a Bargain price rating from us. It’s a FANTASTIC “everyday” dry Italian wine that is food friendly and delicious…What more can you ask from a $12 bottle of wine!!!

Centorame vineyard
Photo from Piedmont Wine Imports.

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

See also: our reviews of other Lamberto Vannuci’s Centorame wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 033433 560065

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