Region of the Month: Abruzzo
Montepulciano d’abruzzo riserva
2014 Marina Cvetic
Varietal: 100% Montepulciano
The Montepulciano Marina Cvetic is the spearhead of the line designed by Gianni Masciarelli’s wife, and represents the faithful expression of one of the historical vines of Abruzzo. Deep and dark with lifted seductive aromas of red fruits and spice, powerful ripe red and black fruits wrapped in a structured but lush, elegant frame. Tremendous length and complexity.
TASTING NOTES: This is a dense red wine that’s certainly not your typical Montepulciano. Think of it as a “Super Abruzzo” with supple fruit, rich tannins, and spiced aromas. Aged 36 months in new French oak barriques.
Rigatoni Alla Pecorara
Rigatoni pasta with Italian pancetta, eggplant, red bell pepper and black Gaeta olives in a light tomato sauce sprinkled with ricotta cheese