2018 Torre Zambra 'Madia' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Back up the truck!! This is one to buy by the case, my friends! This is one of the most drinkable, elegant, totally delicious Italian reds we've had in a while. It has all the classic attributes of traditional Montepulciano - dark, ripe fruit, herbs, tobacco - all wrapped in a plump, juicy, very refined style. Unbelievable! 100% Montepulciano. Single vineyard. Young vines. Fermented and then aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months plus 3 in bottle prior to release. Torre Zambra is a family-owned estate, currently helmed by third-generation leader, Frederico de Cerchio. They specialized in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo for over 60 years - and it shows! This is a perfect pizza, pasta, burger, tacos wine...but will also step up and pair with more serious and hearty dishes with ease.