2018 Malandrino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Montepulciano (organic)

Vinification/Ageing: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 14%

Description: The Malandrino marks a turning point for Cataldi Madonna. Their goal was to produce a great wine without any wood contact to express the purity of the fruit. They have succeeded in this fresh and balanced Montepulciano which sees only clay and stainless steel. Deep purple, the nose shows stewed fruit, with notes of balsamic and baking spices. vibrant with notes of ripe black cherry. The wine is lush and round with textured tannins; long finish.  Certified organic since 2016.

92 Points - Vinous: "Like a basket of freshly picked berries mixed with wild herbs and violets, the 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Malandrino lifts up, appealing and wickedly fresh. It's silky and pliant in feel, with depths of ripe red and blue fruits jazzed up by zesty acids and salty minerals. Purple-tinged florals linger, along with a pleasant inner sweetness over a layer of fine tannins. There is simply so much pleasure to be found here. A wine for medium-term cellaring. Well done."

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