2019 Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Dense inky black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Ripe black cherry and liquorice aromas meld into smoky vanillin oak, earth and peppered herb notes. Mid weighted with a sense of vibrancy and elegance, dark to black cherry and liquorice flavours sit over smoky clove like characters, earth and spicy dried herbs. Slightly chalky tannins with bright acidity and a modest conclusion.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.