La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

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La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

92pts – James Suckling

Bright blackberries and blueberries are at the forefront on the nose. Medium-bodied with a persistent line of confident acidity and plenty of playful citrus and chestnut undertones. Drink now.
– James Suckling

89pts – Vinous

“Good full ruby. Bright aromas of ink, licorice and dark fruit on the nose. Then easygoing and fresh, though the reticent red and dark fruit flavors are somewhat suppressed by the hot weather of the 2017 growing season. Closes with very good verve and length.” VINOUS 89 points

ABOUT THE WINERY

La Valentina is a leading example of the modern renaissance of winemaking in Abruzzo. The region has a history as a source of inexpensive bulk wine production, but a new generation of winemakers have dedicated themselves to harnessing the excellent terroir to produce high quality rather than high quantity—and La Valentina is at the forefront of this movement.

La Valentina’s winemaking is managed by consulting enologist Luca D’Attoma, who joined the winery team in 1998. The winery’s philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the natural wine growing processes, adhering to the concept that high-quality wine “has the mark of the vine on its grapes.” By ensuring that the land remains highly fertile and keeping the plants healthy, they are able to fight off parasites and disease on their own and express themselves fully and produce the healthiest possible grapes of the absolute highest quality. The emphasis on sustainability continues in the winery where they use electricity only from renewable sources and practicing water-saving procedures.

WINE STORY

La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an excellent example of the Abruzzo region’s most characteristic wine a hearty red wine made from 100% Montepulciano grapes. This is the red entry in
La Valentina’s Classica line, which showcases the traditional wines of Abruzzo at their best.