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Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 750ml
Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 750ml
Price: $13.99
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Ruby red, fresh, fruity, and round, this ’14 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo could be your new go-to red. Bright red fruits, a thrum of earth, a dust of spice, and nicely grippy tannins, distinguish this wine. The name “Montepulciano” can refer to a wine, a place or a grape--this wine is a mono-varietal Montepulciano from the region of Abruzzo, and it’s an emblematic ruby red food-friendly evocation of the DOC bottling. This Montepulciano d'Abruzzo has consulting winemaker Attilio Pagli, a twelve-time winner of Tre Bicchieri awards, to thank for its simple, approachable palate. Balanced, delicious and perfect for coming home and popping a bottle for any occasion, Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo complements uncomplicated comfort foods like pizza or spaghetti Bolognese with pizzazz. more info
Paolo Bea Montefalco Riserva Pipparello 2009 750ml
Paolo Bea Montefalco Riserva Pipparello 2009 750ml
Price: $68.99
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2009 was a ripe vintage in Umbria, and this ’09 Pipparello bursts with cherries, figs and plums, which are accented by licorice, earth, eucalyptus and warm saddle leather, and underlain by savory notes of soy and truffle. Intense yet vibrant, this wine uncurls on the palate to show myriad brooding notes, savory minerals, chewy tannins, and a seamless, velvety mouth-feel that lingers on the persistent finish. This is a wine that marries feral power with undeniable elegance, and it is a terrific complement to meats, truffles, and hard cheeses. Paolo Bea grows its grapes organically, and makes the wine with minimal intervention. A blend of 60% Sangiovese with 25% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and 15% Sagrantino, Pipparello’s grapes macerate for an unbelievable 42 to 50 days, and then the wine ages in stainless steel for one year, two years in barrels, followed by a year in bottle. Only 700 cases made. more info
Paolo Bea Montefalco Riserva Pipparello 2010 750ml
Paolo Bea Montefalco Riserva Pipparello 2010 750ml
Price: $81.99

Savory notes of game, minerals, truffles and underbrush frame the sweet red and black fruits in this ’10 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello; it’s a wild yet fantastic ride that shows new flavor profiles at every turn. Intense and vibrant, this wine oozes across the palate with a brocade-like feel, studding the cheeks with chewy tannins as it builds to a mineral-inflected, resonant finish. This wine is an organically grown blend of 60% Sangiovese with 25% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and 15% Sagrantino; grapes macerate for an unbelievable 42 to 50 days, and then the wine ages in stainless steel for one year, two years in barrels, followed by a year in bottle. Only 700 cases made. more info
Valentini Cerasuolo Rosato d' Abruzzo 2012 750ml
Valentini Cerasuolo Rosato d' Abruzzo 2012 750ml
Price: $99.00
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Simply put, this is one of the best rosés IWM has ever tasted--of course, we expect nothing less from Edoardo Valentini, the mysterious, magical winemaker of Abruzzo. Valentini ages its Cerasuolo Rosato d’Abruzzo for a year and a half, including a period in cask, before its market debut. An alluring coral pink color, this Montepulciano mono-varietal Rosé offers an evolved nose of nectarine and Mediterranean spice; thick glycerin gives a uniquely heavy palate where you’ll find ripe Morello cherries are streaked with vivid minerality. The overall complexity, concentration, elegance and balance make this a rosé that serious wine-lovers cannot pass by; it’s just that extraordinary. more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012 750ml
Price: $269.00
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Valentini’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a cult classic, and this ’12 bottling will only increase its status. Ripe, brambly fruits dance on sun-warmed loam, underbrush, baking spices, licorice, truffles and new saddle leather in this beautifully delineated yet sumptuous wine. Complementing its sweet inner perfume with savory minerals, this wine unfurls with a savage grace, building to a remarkably sustained finish. While you’ll be tempted to drink this warm weather Montepulciano early, put it in the cellar and try to forget about it for a few years--this ’12 Valentini has the stuffing to age for decades.  The late, great “Lord of the Vines,” Edoardo Valentini, put this traditional Abruzzo red wine on the global map. Deriving from late harvest grapes grown on vines of 25 to 35 years of age, this wine is made by Francesco Valentini as his father taught him--traditionally, secretively and with astonishing high quality. more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000 750ml
Price: $375.00

Deep purple in color, the ’00 vintage offers a complex bouquet of ripe dark fruit, tobacco, and pepper. This rich and intense, velveteen-palate wine offers black currant jam, cocoa, truffles, and spice, with a strong backbone and tannins that provide for a marathon finish. This Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most sought-after wines and a cellar trophy for the collector. The late, great Lord of the Vines, Edoardo Valentini, put this wine on the global map with his elegantly rustic, unfiltered red produced from late harvest grapes grown on vines of 25-35 years of ages. The production varies by vintage, but one thing is certain: the wine's ability to deliver concentration and agebility. more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1997  750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1997 750ml
Price: $699.00

Rich, structured and elegant, this ’97 offers tremendous harmony among its elements, balancing its juicy, succulent fruit with brooding notes, its acidity with sweetness, and its velvety tannins with all the rest. This "wild" wine is difficult to describe, bringing together attributes of a great Hermitage and a Taurasi, but it remains uniquely Valentini. While delivering a concentrated expression upon release, Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo requires several years to develop its full profile of black licorice, smoke, ash, leather, and game; a significant period of aeration is requisite to approach the wine meaningfully prior to that time. Remarkably vibrant and fresh even at more than two decades old, a vintage Valentini d’Abruzzo offers a patina of smokiness, notes of tar and black olives, and remarkable mellowness and integration to its components. more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1994 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1994 750ml
Price: $699.00

A singular bottling from the hands of the “Lord of the Vines,” Edoardo Valentini himself, this brooding, umami-laden, knockout 1994 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a classic bottling of this cult wine. Now with more than twenty years of perfect maturity, this wine is coming into its own, offering its full profile of black licorice, smoke, ash, leather, and game. Remarkably vibrant and fresh even at more than two decades old, this vintage Valentini d’Abruzzo offers a patina of smokiness, notes of tar and black olives, and remarkable mellowness and integration to its components. In any vintage, Valentini's Montepulciano is a provocative, sublime rendition crafted from late-harvest grapes, made only in exceptional vintage years, and crafted only from the choicest grapes. Ripe, rich, and concentrated, Valentini's Montepulciano always needs a few years to coalesce; this '94 is a rare, gorgeous wonder, and it's our pleasure to put it in cellars like yours! more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1973 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1973 750ml
Price: $899.00

Astoundingly supple, fresh, and graceful, this ’73 stays light on its feet despite its brooding notes, saline minerality, and more than four decades of age. Drinking a vintage Valentini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is like drinking a perfect campfire: licks of cherry-red and black fruits dance with sunbaked earth, charcoal minerals, and exotic spices. This ’73 shows tremendous balance among its elements, and it crescendos in a lingering tannin-laced finish. This "wild" wine is difficult to describe, bringing together attributes of a great Hermitage and a Taurasi, but it remains uniquely Valentini. While delivering a concentrated expression upon release, Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo requires several years to develop its full profile of black licorice, smoke, ash, leather, and game; a significant period of aeration is requisite to approach the wine meaningfully prior to that time. more info
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1987 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1987 750ml
Price: $995.00
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This "wild" wine is difficult to describe, bringing together attributes of a great Hermitage and a Taurasi, but it remains uniquely Valentini. While delivering a concentrated expression upon release, Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo requires several years to develop its full profile of black licorice, smoke, ash, leather, and game; a significant period of aeration is requisite to approach the wine meaningfully prior to that time. Known in Abruzzo as the "Lord of the Vines," Edoardo Valentini was the resolute old-timer who disregarded all modern conventions and wrapped his operations in a shroud of mystery; his Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a provocatively rustic rendition crafted from late-harvest grapes exclusively in exceptional years. Remarkably vibrant and fresh even at more than two decades old, a vintage Valentini d’Abruzzo offers a patina of smokiness, notes of tar and black olives, and remarkable mellowness and integration to its components. more info