Barone Cornacchia 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Le Coste, DOC
Item Number: 13252
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Coste
Grape(s): 100% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcareus stony
Elevation: 820 feet
Vineyard Notes: This 100% Montepulciano wine is sourced from a single vineyard called Le Coste. Located 820 feet above sea level, single curtain trained vines are planted 4,000-4,500 per hectare. Fruit is harvested by hand during the later half of October.
Winemaking Notes: The destemmed Montepulciano grapes macerate on the skins for 8-9 days in a submerged, temperature controlled cap tank. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel. The wine is matured in Slavonian oak casks for 14-18 months and then aged in bottle for 6 months.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, the Le Coste Montepulciano is a deep shade of ruby. The bouquet is intense and complex, with a hint of ripe plum tending to jam. On the palate, the flavor is round and persistent, well-balanced and harmonic. Pair with salami, cheese, pasta with meat sauce and roasted red meat.
88pts (2014) Wine Advocate 4/9/2020
"Here's a very nice, full-bodied wine with big intensity. There is more primary fruit in the Barone Cornacchia 2014 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Vigna Le Coste than in other, younger samples from this producer. It is dark and penetrating, with an inky black appearance, offering notes of cherry liqueur and blackberry syrup. Enjoy it with some baked beef ribs. The Le Coste vineyard is this estate's best-performing site thanks to ideal exposure and soils."