Type: Red Wine
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Code: MONT360
A great Montepulciano from a really good producer who understands perfectly what fans of Montepulciano want - soft cherry and red fruits, an easy going character yet with good structure and body. Nicely weighted and showing sheer drinkability in abundance.
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Casa Vinicola Roxan

Roxan is located in the heart of Abruzzo, standing guard over the Pescara river valley, on a hill made up of layers of clay, sand and gravel soil. They are exposed to the air of the Gran Sasso and Majella Massifs, mitigated by air from the Adriatic seaside. The village is called Rosciano and was a natural home to the indigenous vines which, today, are cultivated in the 1,000 ha Abruzzo vineyard area. Roxan is a co-operative, founded 25 years ago by Mr Donato Ranieri and now consists of 700 producers, collectively pooling together their grapes. The wines are made by a team of professional oenologists who carefully follow a production process that stems from a unique combination of human resources, profound attachment to the land and a privileged natural environment. The typical rolling, hilly environment of the area with its unique climate and soils, together with the skills of the grape-growers and modern wine-making processes, are all key factors for attaining the high standards of their wines.
Characteristic notes of mature red cherries on the palate and nose, lifted by a hint of oak, coffee notes and a touch of chestnut - the tannins are soft and mature. A fresh and enjoyable red.
Works with any tomato based pasta sauces, pizza, grilled meats.
This wine comes from a series of vineyards that look toward the Pescari river, and is a blend of several vineyards and growers who work for the Roxan cooperative. The ripe Montepulciano grapes are hand harvested in small 25 kg baskets, sorted and sent to the winery, where they are received, destemmed and then crushed , with the pulp and skins then fermented in tank at a warm 22 degrees, with regular pumping over of the skins to extract good colour and natural tannins, whilst avoiding any drop of acidity. s amll proportion of the red wine is fermented in large Botte ( 2000 litre Slavonian oak casks )

Decanter, Highly Recommended – 91 points, April 2024: “Perfumed and quite delicate on the nose. Red and black cherry fruit with a lightly creamy note. Balanced with well-judged fruit expression. Refined tannins, a bit of gripe and toast, clove and cola. Classic with an elegant finish. Anyone would like a glass of this!”

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