UNTI 2012  Montepulciano Dry Creek Valley Estate... California Conero?

 

  The other day someone asked me why more DCV wineries don't make Montepulciano. I really don't know, but my guess is folks just aren't familiar with the wine from Abruzzo, or more importantly, Conero, located in Italy's Le Marche region. The most commonly found Montepulciano in the US is Montepulciano d' Abruzzo, a nice every day table wine served in your neighborhood trattoria. It probably wouldn't inspire one to start growing and making Montepulciano here in Sonoma County. However, upon tasting the great wines from Emidio Pepe and Edoardo Valentini, in Abruzzo, or Moroder, Lanari and Le Terrazze (Le Marche wineries who make DOCG Rosso Conero) you'd start grafting your Cabernet and Merlot to Montepulciano —stat! Conero Riserva wines show the serious side of Montepulciano — dark, concentrated, complex, firmly structured and balanced. Conero to Le Marche is what Barolo is to Piedmonte. It is one of Central Italy's greatest wine treasures. Our 2012 Montepulciano is unquestionably our best effort since we began making the wine in 2006. This is a full-bodied and intense style MP that has serious aging potential. If you are looking for a sexy alternative to Cabernet ( and really, who isn't?), our 2012 Montepulciano is your man. To read more on this wine click HERE To purchase this wine click HERE