2008 Zaccagnini "Chronicon" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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 A rich, beefy red, with dense plum, dark cherry, spice and grilled herb notes leading to a round finish. (Web Only- 2012)

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From sout west-facing vineyards in the Abruzzo village of Bolognano,

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/26/2013 | Send Email
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One of Abruzzo’s finest wines comes from this perfectly situated amphitheatre vineyard sloping gently to the southwest. Ciccio Zaccagnini and his winemaker Concezio Marulli are making some of Abuzzo’s best balanced wines and their single vineyard “Chronicon” produces a delicious Montepulciano! This 2008 vintage already has 5 years of age on it and is so supple on your palate it is incredible, dense, saturated fruit flavors just roll across your tongue, lush and full with a very long finish you’ll be surprised to see it is only 13% alcohol. The wine is aged for a year in second and third year barriques but I don’t find any toasty sweetness flavor wise just a polished, long finish. This wine is very versatile and can go with grilled meats or roasts.
Drink from 2013 to 2016

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Alcohol Content (%): 13