Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2017 – Tre Gemme | Wine finished second to Radici del Sud in March 2021

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Montepulciano is a historic Italian grape variety widespread above all in Abruzzo, where it even covers more than 50% of the planted area, but it is cultivated with excellent results also in the Marche, Molise, Umbria, Lazio and Puglia and to a lesser extent also in other territories.

At the latest edition of Radici del Sud in March 2021 it was decided to extend participation to some regions of the Center, including Abruzzo, so it was possible to taste excellent bottles of Montepulciano. One of these, the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2017 from Tenuta Tre Gemme by Rocco Perrucci di Catignano, has conquered the second absolute position in its specific category.

100% Montepulciano grown organically at about 400 meters above sea level and harvested in mid-October. Maturation in steel and concrete tanks and then refinement in the bottle for four months. Alcohol level of thirteen degrees. Final price of 14.00 euros. 30,000 bottles produced.

Bright ruby ​​red color. On the nose, explosive and penetrating aromas of black cherry, dried plum, drupes of the undergrowth and aromatic herbs rise, combined with spicy notes and slight floral scents. Captivating sip for smoothness, freshness, immediacy, softness, balsamicity, flavor, roundness and seduction. Gentle and tapered tannic texture. Straightforward, elegant, graceful, fine and aristocratic silhouette. Taste sublimated by enveloping, harmonious, reactive and dynamic tactile perceptions. The expressive vivacity of the drink is intriguing, which conquers the palate with a fascinating and airy fruity trait. Excellent shelf life. Definitely long and pleasant final momentum. To combine with a plate of pasta with sauce and roast meat.

Headquarters Catignano (Pe) – Contrada Varano
Tel. 085 9218100 – Cell. 393 9907684 –
oenologist: Vittorio Festa – Agronomo: Loris D’Angelo
Property hectares: 70, di cui 63 vitati.
Bottles produced: 100.000
Wines: Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina, Pinot Bianco e Grigio e Riesling Renano.

Articolo di di Enrico Malgi