It’s New Year’s Eve so there’s no better excuse to celebrate!
Here are two of our favorite picks for great red wine to crack open tonight brought to you by Le Marche (Rosso Piceno) and Abruzzo (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo).
Classification: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Average age of vines: 30+ years
Aged in French oak barrique for 14 months
Deep, opaque ruby red color. On the nose, cherry and spice, balsamic and
coffee . The palate is full-bodied with dark cherry fruit, freshly cut flowers,
slight minerality. Medium acidity with well integrated firm tannins. Long
Gambero Rosso: 2010 & 2011 TRE BICCHIERI
Suggested Retail Price: $17.99
Classification: Rosso Piceno DOC
Grape Varieties: 70% Sangiovese , 30% Montepulciano
Grapes are organically grown; fruit is hand harvested. Wine is filtered but
not fined. Aged in Tonneaux of French Oak for four months Intense ruby
color. Rich , persistent nose with a sophisticated, berry-scented bouquet
revealing hints of almond extract, mint, and earth. Fresh and fruity palate
that is well-structured with soft tannins, mellowed in French oak.
Wine Advocate: 88 Points (2008 & 2009), 87 points (2010)
Suggested Retail Price : $10.99
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