Gran Sasso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
Lightly rustic, full-bodied with cherry, sour cherry and blackberry fruit character.
Gran Sasso is a carbon neutral operation focused on sustainability in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Made in an early drinking style, valuing bright fruit over traditional rusticity. Full-bodied with cherry, sour cherry and blackberry with an intense balsamic note lingering at the finish.
Producer: Gran Sasso
Region/Country: Abruzzo, Italy
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Fermentation in stainless steel and concrete tanks, with partial maturation in oak barrels.
Style: Fruit forward and juicy with soft tannins
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats and vegetable dishes
Valentino Sciotti is involved with a number of wineries in Puglia, Campania (he is the man behind Vesevo) and his native Abruzzi. The Gran Sasso wines are made by winemakers Francesco De Santis and young winemaker Rino Santeusanio and display a freshness and directness of fruit that sets them apart from other wines from this area.