Vintage 2010, from Marche, Italy. Deep ruby red, recalls plums and red cherries on the nose, followed by balsamic and salty notes on a background of ripe liquorice. With clean tannins in the mouth, it comes across as full and vigorous, with a long and intense finish. Ideal with pasta with meat sauces, roast white and red meat, rabbit ragu and mixed grills.
Abruzzo is made up of vast areas of protected national parks, making its landscapes some of the most beautiful and greenest in Italy. The picturesque contrast between the Adriatic coastline in the east and the Apennines in the west allows for a diverse and vibrant agricultural ecosystem. The result is some of the most unique and authentic cuisine in Italy.
Lamb is the king of the region, with arrosticini being lamb skewers traditionally roasted over an open fire. Abruzzo is also home to salame ventricina, a salami made with coarsely-chopped pork, pepper and fennel seeds.
The region's rugged terrain and mountainous peaks create the perfect climate for vineyards. Witness the world-famous Montepulciano wines within the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) classification.