The earthy and mature 2010 Fontefico, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
When I recently asked Tim for some recommendations, he quickly pointed out the 2010 Fontefico, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Fontefico is a relatively young winery started by Nicola and Emanuele Altieri on an old estate located along the coast in Abruzzo. A handful of wines are produced, all from individual vineyards located only a few hundred meters from the sea. I do not drink much Montepulciano D’Abruzzo so I was pleased by the open nature of this bottle. More importantly, I enjoyed the sense of maturity from the earth and leather notes in the wine. You could probably hold on to this for a few years but I see no reason to. Just drink it up! This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2010 Fontefico, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – $18
Imported by Grappoli Imports. This wine is 100% Montepulciano D’Abruzzo that was aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak. Alcohol 14%. The earthy flavors mix with herbs then greenhouse notes. The rounded wine is mouthfilling but not weighty, leaving ripe tannins on the gums. With air the wine becomes a little tangy. There is also a sense of maturity that is highlighted by the leather notes. *** Now.