February 2014 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 16

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Until 1963, it was part of the
Abruzzi region with Molise.
The word Abruzzi hails from
a time when the region
was part of the Kingdom of
the Two Sicilians and the
territory was administered
as Abruzzo Citeriore and
Abruzzo Ulteriore.
The site of the original town
is occupied by the village of
Pentima. It probably became
part of Rome in the 4th
century B.C.,
though it does
not appear in
Roman history
before 90 B.C.
It was at first
adopted as
the capital
and seat of
government
of the newly
founded state
unde r t he
name Italia. It appears also
as a fortress of importance
in the Civil War, though it
resisted Caesar's attack in
49 B.C. The war was lost,
but the name Italia remained
to eventually be adopted by
all of Italy.
Our selection is one of the
best examples of this wine
we’ve tasted in years. You
can actually taste the rugged
mountain terrain in the
wine. The dark color signals
the rather intense flavors to
come. The presence of the
wine is worldly and would
shine well with hearty
game dishes like venison or
wild boar.
ur selection is
produced by the
Cantina Miglianico,
which was founded in 1961,
through the efforts of a
daring group of vintners. In
1966, they produced their
first vintage. Today, the
winery includes about 300
growers and supervises over
1,200 acres of vineyards. The
vineyards are consistently
monitored, controlled and
harvested at the optimal
t ime w i t h
a d v a n c e d
v i n i f i c a t i o n
technologies.
In the constant
s ea rc h fo r
total quality,
C a n t i n a
Miglianico in
recent years
has invested
millions for
the modernization of the
production facilities and is
engaged in a project of
converting and restructuring
of its own vineyards to
focus mainly on producing
quality grapes.
The grapes come from a
hillside vineyard located
southeast of Miglianico
called Montupoli, from which
the wine takes its name.
The Abruzzo is a wild and
craggy region with small
fishing hamlets along the
Adriatic and pastures in the
highlands. It is just due
east of Rome on the Adriatic
and is known for its full
flavored cuisine to match its
full flavored wines.
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ITEM #: L0214R2II
Retail Price:
$24.99/each
Member Price: $20.98/each
Reorder Price: $15.99/each
36% Discount
Montepulciano
d’Abruzzo
(Montay pool CHIANO
day Abrutzo)
2012
Montupoli
Abruzzo, Italy
Color:
Dark purple
Nose:
Earth, licorice and
tart cherry
Palate:
Leather and earth
mixed with lots
of berries
Finish:
Concentrated, tannic
with blackberry fruit
Alcohol:
13%
Drink now
through 2016
WOMC RATING
94 Points
1...,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24
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