Aged in oak 2 years, this Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a gem, showing concentrated aromas of glycerine with undercurrents of animal, followed by waves of underbrush. Next are the flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries, chocolate, cola and smoked meats. Well balanced with a velvety finish. Tasting compliments of Luca and Mario from Il Poeta. This was wonderful with appetizers of Tortino di Asparagi (Asparagus cake in a Fontina Fondue) and Grilled Figs with Speck, Balsamic Vinegar with Arugula.