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Il Faggio Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2013


Recommendation: Easily fits into our Quality wine at a Bargain price category.

Winery/Producer: Alana McGettigan, Alpha Zeta co-operative; Verona, Italy.

Grape Variety: Montepulciano.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Abruzzo, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $11.70

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

Paired With: Lasagna with meat and tomato sauce and grilled zucchini.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one-hour before drinking. Ruby red color with a light rim. Strong Fruit and smoky aromas. LOTS of dense ripe cherry fruit, spiciness and dryness in the taste that continues through a fairly long dusty dry finish that has just a touch of bitterness at the very end. Great bouquet, juicy taste, quite smooth, soft tannins and an absolute BARGAIN at only $11.70. Paired with the lasagna with meat and tomato sauce it was FANTASTIC!!! Easily fits into our Quality wine at a bargain price category.

    She said: Ruby red color, almost opaque, lots of thin legs on the move. First sniff was not great, but the aroma quickly developed into a dark fruit scent. On the palate it was fruity, full bodied, smooth and dry with pleasant tannins. The finish is long but ends on a slightly bitter note. A great wine with red tomato sauce and a good value. Definitely a bargain wine at $11.70.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 5 060053 960909

Imported by: Communal Brands; Long Island City, New York.