Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2021
Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2021
Located in the region of Abruzzo, Tiberio stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of winemaking. This family-owned winery has been crafting exceptional wines for generations, harnessing the blessings of fertile soil and a favourable climate. The vineyards boast some of Italy's oldest grapevines, their roots intertwined with the ancient Roman times from which they draw inspiration. Tiberio proudly upholds the winemaking traditions passed down through the ages, ensuring that every bottle encapsulates the essence of the region and the unique characteristics of each grape variety. At Tiberio, the winemaking process is executed with meticulous care, with every step carefully considered and flawlessly executed. From the hand-harvesting of the grapes to the thoughtful selection of oak barrels for aging, no detail is overlooked. The result is a remarkable collection of wines that effortlessly showcase the true essence of the region. In the year 2000, Riccardo Tiberio stumbled upon a rare plot of Trebbiano Abruzzese vines, a discovery that would shape the future of the winery. Recognizing the potential of this find, he made the decision to acquire the land and dedicate it to producing single estate wines. Initially, a selection of indigenous and international grape varieties adorned the vineyards, but with time, the focus shifted to Pecorino and Trebbiano Abruzzese, reflecting the estate's unwavering commitment to quality and showcasing the unique characteristics of Abruzzo's native grape varieties. Among Tiberio wines, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo stands proudly as one of their most celebrated creations. This full-bodied red wine is crafted from the Montepulciano grape, flourishing in the clay and limestone soils that define the region. With its deep ruby color and captivating aromas of ripe berries and spices, it entices the senses and transports the drinker to the heart of Abruzzo. Alongside their renowned reds, Tiberio takes equal pride in their Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, a rosé wine that captures the very essence of summer in a single glass. Crafted from the Montepulciano grape, this rosé embodies a delicate balance between fruitiness and acidity. Its flavors of cherry, strawberry and hints of Mediterranean herbs evoke memories of sun-drenched afternoons and warm evenings, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is an Italian red wine produced in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy. It is made primarily from the Montepulciano grape variety, known for its deep red colour and rich flavors. The wine showcases aromas and flavors of red berries, cherries and floral notes. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines are typically dry, medium-bodied and exhibit vibrant acidity.
The Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2021 is a remarkable expression of the region's renowned grape variety. Crafted from 100% Montepulciano, this wine falls under the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOP category, specifically produced in Cugnoli (Pe). The vineyard spans across 12 hectares at an impressive altitude of 350 meters above sea level (1200 feet). The clay-calcareous soil composition lends a distinct character to the wine. The vines, trained using the canopy system, exhibit a density of 2500 vines per hectare. With an average vine age of 52 years, the yield is limited to 50 hectoliters. The grapes are carefully hand-harvested in October to ensure optimum ripeness and quality. The winemaking process begins with a 20-day alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation in the same vessels. The wine then undergoes a 3-month aging period in both stainless steel tanks and bottles. In the glass, the Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2021 presents a brilliant ruby red colour with inviting violet tinges. On the nose and palate, the wine displays intense aromas and flavors that are both refined and elegant. Notes of sour red cherry, blueberry, violet and flint intertwine harmoniously, offering a captivating sensory experience. The wine's tannins are smooth, contributing to its full-bodied nature. The finish is long and refreshing, leaving a lasting impression. When it comes to food pairings, this Montepulciano d'Abruzzo complements a range of dishes. It pairs beautifully with tomato and/or meat pasta dishes, poultry and wildfowl, red meats, venison and various cheeses. To fully appreciate its nuances, it is recommended to serve this wine at a temperature of 17-18°C.
Bright ruby. Bitter red and black cherry, blackcurrant, tobacco and violet on the perfumed, inviting nose, along with an intriguing flinty quality. Fresh and energetic, but at the same time suave and silky in the mouth, with a concentrated dark cherry and fresh plum flavours. Impressively dense and serious for a wine in this price range, finishing with broad, fine tannins and outstanding length. Drink 2024 – 2030. - Ian D'Agata, Terroir Sense, 93 Points.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Montepulciano
Country - Italy
Region - Abruzzo
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%