2011 Santoleri "Vignaladra" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

SKU #1161224

The Santoleri vineyards date back to 1968, though the same family has been farming the property since 600! Located at the base of the 2,000-foot Maiella Mountain in the Apennines, its altitude and proximity to the Adriatic Sea are ideally suited for growing grapes. The vineyards are farmed without the use of pesticides, mineral fertilizers and other invasive products. From the importer: "Ruby red robe with violet hues. Intense aromas with notes of black cherry, balsamic and licorice. Fresh and vigorous on the palate, typical of a young Montepulciano, with well-balanced, soft tannins."

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/1/2015 | Send Email
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The Santoleri Vigna Ladra is not fined or filtered it is just the pure expression of Santoleri’s vineyards and soil. I love the wild, gamey flavors of this wine and find the luxuriating texture fascinating. This wine needs a bold food pairing, and if you could get your hands on some wild boar this would be great! Hey, not all of us can do that, and if not a bone in Rib Eye would do just fine!
Drink from 2015 to 2019

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