Friday, April 26, 2024

The perfect lighter red if you want a smooth and not too heavy Italian. Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano

Avignonesi  Rosso di Montepulciano (DOC) 2019

€25.00 Bubble Brothers. ABV is 13.5%

The perfect lighter red if you want a smooth and not too heavy Italian.

This light ruby Rosso di Montepulciano introduces itself with red and darker berries aromas. It is well-balanced on the palate, lively and smooth, fruity with a touch of spice.  A lively acidity also features as the wine heads towards a pleasant finish. Pretty faultless from start to finalé, this vibrant and approachable red wine from Tuscany is Very Highly Recommended.

As importers and sellers Bubble Brothers say

: “This is the perfect lighter red to choose if you're looking for something Italian that's smooth and a little spicy, but not too heavy.” It is one hundred per cent Sangiovese and is also organic. It pairs well with roast meats, meat pies, and strong cheeses.

The wine is aged for nine months in large oak barrels before bottling and then rested for a further three months in the bottle before release.

Avignonesi, founded in 1974, is a leading winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany and enjoys a prestigious reputation in the winr world. They are obviously happy with this Rosso: “With its abundant, upfront fruit and bright acidity, Avignonesi’s Rosso di Montepulciano is a typical example of Sangiovese from Tuscany.”

Avignonesi were one of the driving forces as Montepulciano began to gain momentum in the eighties, according to Vino Italiano. The family may well have made Montepulciano famous  (they are very proud of their own Sangiovese clone) but their most sought-after wine is probably their Vino Santo. This luscious sweet, and expensive, vino is also available from Bubble Brothers.  

This post is the first in a series of Italian wines produced by usually small or medium-sized wineries, are organic and made from native grapes. Taking some “guidance” here from the recently published VINO. Mightn’t always net the hat trick but hope to score two from the three each time. I have quite a few lined up but I’m happy to consider any suggestions or help. #OrganicItaly

  • Montepulciano is both a town and a grape, which naturally leads to confusion. The Montepulciano grape is used in the wines known as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. As you’ve seen above, the grape in our Tuscan Rosso is Sangiovese. Abruzzo is in the east of Italy, Tuscany in the west. #OrganicItaly

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