Collefrisio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Handmade Montepuliano that is fruity, fresh, and more interesting than most of what is on the market.
Varietal Composition: 100% Montepulciano
Elaboration: Traditional vinification – The grape skin is kept in contact with the liquid part for about 15-20 days. The wine is then aged in stainless tanks.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red color with violet reflections. Intense fruity scent, containing hints of slightly spicy cherry plum. Nice structure and well balanced.
Third-generation winemakers Amedeo De Luca and Antonio Patricelli created the Collefrisio winery in 2004 in the hills of Frisa, Chieti Province, in Italy’s Abruzzo region. The estate is based on the hilltop holdings they acquired from the Frisio family (hence the name “Collefrisio”). Vineyard holdings are 35 hectares in total, and all farming is organic. We first came to Amedeo and Antonio for their very fine Montepulciano, and have expanded our stateside selection into white varietals over the last year.