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Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1987 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1987 750ml


 
Price: $995.00
ID: 21351
Vintage 1987
Producer: Valentini
Varietal(s): Montepulciano
Color: Red

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: RD8265
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
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.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Dry/Sweet: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Montepulciano


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