Menicucci Vini Alvazola Rosso
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Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Grape varieties: 60% Montepulciano and 40% Merlot
Menicucci Vini Alvazola Rosso is a blend of 60% Montepulciano and 40% Merlot. Intense ripe fruit, toasted balsamic woods, and wildflowers.
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About Menicucci Vini Alvazola Rosso
Menicucci Vini Alvazola Rosso is a blend of 60% Montepulciano and 40% Merlot. A ruby red color filled with richness and elegance. An aromatic scent from the most intense to the most delicate. From ripe to bitter fruit, from the earth to the toasted balsamic woods, the wild flowers to fruit jellies, to arrive at stadiums of leather extremes.
About Menicucci Vini
Menicucci is carved out of an Italian family tradition, flavored with passion and dedication. Beginning in 1970, Antonio Menicucci planted his first grapes in Ortona, Italy. Three generations later the Menicucci legacy continues. Menicucci proudly produces a variety of organic hand-crafted still and sparkling wines that satisfy every palate ranging from unique, fruit-infused wines to traditional white and red varietals. Along with our love and passion for making great wines, we are committed to delivering superior quality and unforgettable memories. Our unique and continuous innovation techniques have inspired us to become amongst the industry’s most admired Italian wine brands.
Montepulciano is a red wine grape grown widely in central Italy, most notably its eastern Abruzzo, Marche, and Molise regions. However, it is not planted in Montepulciano in southern Tuscany (see below). The variety is used mainly to produce dry red wines. A notable exception can be found in the lighter, cherry-colored Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo.
Montepulciano wines are globally appreciated for their soft flavors and strong color pigments. Gentle tannins and a low acidity create a medium-bodied wine that is typically best consumed soon after bottling. Although, the variety also responds well to judicious use of oak to create a richer, age-worthy style of wine. The deep purple juice is used in varying proportions under roughly 30 of Italy’s DOC and DOCG titles.
Montepulciano responds well to blending with other varieties. The most successful by far is Sangiovese, its close relative, and Italy’s most widely planted grape variety. For more information please see Montepulciano – Sangiovese. At the turn of the new century, Montepulciano was Italy’s second most planted red wine variety, marginally ahead of Barbera. Its popularity is to both the approachable style of the wines it produces and the reliably high yields in the vineyard. The variety ripens relatively late and offers good resistance to mildew diseases. The variety shares phenotypic characteristics with Pugnitello and it was previously thought that they were the same variety. However, DNA profiling has proven that they are different.