Atilia, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy

Italy, Abruzzo
  • Suggested Pairings
  • 12.5% ABV
  • Organic

Ripe dark fruit (think the best summer time cherry) is complimented by savory, herbaceous notes and hints of cocoa. Its mild acidity and fuller body make for wonderful structure! 

Founded by Abruzzo native Gianni Masciarelli in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standardbearerfor the Abruzzo region, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. After a summer in Champagne,Gianni Masciarelli became convinced that world-class wines could be produced in Abruzzo, and throughtremendous vision and non-stop innovation, Masciarelli became one of the most admired wineries in Italy.

Farming Practices: Traditional pergola as well as high density spur cordon and single guyot; all hand-harvested andfarmed sustainably
Harvesting Method: Hand-harvested 
Soils: Mostly calcareous clay with alluvial sediments.
Fermentation: After destemming a short, warm maceration in stainless steelFiltration: without fining or filtration.
Maturation: Aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness, then bottled by gravity