La Valentina

La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Spelt 2016


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Abruzzo, Italy

Vinous 91 points!

Fattoria La Valentina, founded in 1990 by Sabatino Di Properzio, is located in Spoltore on the central Adriatic coast. In recent years several artisan producers have arrived on the scene and are turning out top quality wines from Abruzzo's indigenous Montepulciano and Trebbiano varietals. La Valentina is at the forefront of this movement. Two major developments in 1998 supported this goal - initiating the Binomio project with Stefano Inama and hiring Luca D'Attoma as winemaker. While taking a very traditional approach to farming and employing organic and biodynamic farming methods, Di Properzio also uses current technology, ensuring the fruit's integrity from grape to glass.

"Moderately saturated ruby. Ink, smoke, plum and red berries dominate the inviting nose. Then youthfully chewy but fine-grained, boasting long, clean, savory flavors that bring the aromas to mind. This strapping Montepulciano is relatively light on its feet."-Vinous, 91 points! September 2019.

Enjoy La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Spelt over the next 12-14 years with a grilled steak, osso buco, lasagna, and aged cheeses.

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