Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Fara’, Fabulas, Abruzzo, Italy 2019
Regular price £16.75
Organic Montepulciano with plenty of character. Deep cherry colour with bright coloured tears. Nose of blackberry preserve, bitter chocolate and fresh coffee with notes of almond as it develops. Powerful opening taste, perfectly dosed between tannins, acidity and mouth filling, lots of minerality in the very long finish.Red Organic Montepulciano 13.5%
The Fabulas estate is set in the simply stunning location of Majella National Park in the Italian region of Abruzzo. Located in the village of Pretoro, the Fabulas team cultivate their vines at around 600 metres above sea level, producing a range of fresh, aromatic and beautifully balanced wines. They allow sheep to roam their vineyard as they keep a check on other flora and fauna as well as providing natural fertilisation. The national park is so-called due to the fact it centres on the Majella Mountain, a key factor that impacts the wines stylistically. Despite the fact that the vines are situated only 35 kilometres from the coast, there is little to no maritime influence, as the mountain looms overhead and protects the estate.