Farina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2019 - Abruzzo, Italy

Farina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2019 - Abruzzo, Italy

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The Winemaker “Ruby colour. The nose offers aromas of rose petals and violets, black cherry and blackberry, a note sweet and spicy licorice stick. The taste is soft and warm with soft tannins. Final persistent and pleasant."

Gerardo Cesari is a wine estate founded in 1936 in the Veneto region of Italy. It is known for its traditional DOC and varietal IGT wines from the region, and in the 1970s, Cesari Amarone was one of the first to reach all five continents. Since then, the winery has aimed to maintain a presence around the world. Owner and winemaker Franco Cesari, the son of founder Gerardo Cesari, oversees the estate.

The estate accounts for around 100 hectares (247 acres) of land in Valpolicella and Lugana. This includes the Bosan, Il Bosco, Jèma and Cento Filari vineyards, which are all intended for top quality wine production.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines, and can be found on wine store shelves all around the world. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast. It is quite distinct from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is a Sangiovese-based wine from Tuscany.

The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC title was created in 1968, and covers a vast area of eastern Abruzzo. It spans all 120 kilometers (75mi) of Abruzzo's coastline.

The Montepulciano grape is noted for its strong flavours and colour pigments. Gentle tannins and a low acidity create a medium bodied wine that is typically best consumed soon after bottling. Although, the variety also responds well to a judicious use of oak to create a richer, age-worthy style of wine.