Thursday, April 16, 2009
Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 DOC
With the horrible earthquake in L'Aquila still fresh in my mind, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to try some of the wines from the region.
This one, Quattro Mani (four hands) which represents four celebrity Italian winemakers who produce wines from indigenous Italian varietals, such as Montepulciano, is a great value at a thrifty price point.
On the nose is an underbrush woven with blackberries laid over a palate of sour cherries, raisins and a vivid remembrance of the old Coca-cola (from the small 6 oz bottles). This wine is an unadulterated, plump, fruit forward red with vibrant ripe fleshy textures and a good integrated finish that is well worth the $10 price tag.