Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Binomio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2016
Grapes: 100% Montepulciano
Binomio is the brainchild of two old friends: Stefano Inama from Azienda Agricola Inama in the Veneto and Sabatino Di Properzio from Fattoria la Valentina. The idea was simple and born from their conviction that Montepulciano is a native Italian grape of extraordinary potential.
The Binomio vineyard – a stunning plot of old vine Montepulciano planted exclusively with the low-yielding ‘Africa’ clone in 1971 – was purchased in 1999. The unique combination of mountainous terroir, old vines, and a strict selection have allowed them to produce a wine which, displays the concentration and complexity for which Montepulciano is famous.
Deep dense intense ruby red colour, with a purple viscous rim.
Intense nose with ripe blackberry, wild strawberry and spices.
Powerful and expansive on the palate, with ripe tannins and great balance. Round and fresh ending, long-lasting, with aromatic persistence.
Try with mutton stew, roasted or grilled meat, mature cheese.
2015 – Top 100 wineries 2020 Wine Spectator “Opera Wine”