Riparosso 2015




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3 case(s) available

Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Montepulciano 100 %
Alcohol percentage
Closure type
Total acidity
5.5 g/l
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About this winery

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane is Abruzzo’s jewel in the crown, a fact confirmed by its promotion to DOCG status in 2003. Situated in Central Italy, its name (Colline Teramane) means hills of Teramo, and it is thanks to this prime hilly site with outstanding growing conditions that the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo gem can shine. This territory in the province of Teramo, with its special microclimate and good soil structure, is located between the high peaks of the Gran Sasso National...

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Notes about product

The area around Controguerra and Nereto is situated on the North of the Abruzzo region between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. It is an ancient site with a perfect climate for growing grapes and making exceptional wines. The Estate vineyards extend over 150 acres of the finest terrain of the whole region. The nature of the terrain is a perfectly balanced mix of clay and sand with marked presence of siliceous substances (potash, magnesium, lime, and components of silicate). The terrain is loose, deep, and fertile on considerably high, hilly grounds, twelve hundred to fifteen hundred feet above sea level.

Winemaking notes

Made using a traditionally long period of maceration and skin contact but in modern stainless steel to allow for temperature control. Fermentation is held at 28°C. Once it finishes malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in large, 25 hl, Slavonian oak barrels for a period of approximately 6 months. Bottling is initiated only 2-3 months before the wine is released for sale.

Tasting notes

Ruby red in color, displaying violet highlights in its youth. Delicious red fruit aromas on the nose with a deep, full and harmonious palate and lingering hint of licorice on the finish.

Press reviews

Wine Align
Nadia Fournier, October 2016

Tout frais arrivé sur les tablettes, un très bon montepulciano gorgé de goûts fruités et épicés, porté par un grain tannique juste assez anguleux qui lui confère une allure un peu rustique, mais franchement sympathique. Finale savoureuse aux accents de cerise noire et d'herbes séchées. À ce prix et dans la catégorie des «petits» vins italiens de tous les jours, il mérite pleinement quatre étoiles.

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Winnipeg Free Press
August 2017

Cherry, cassis, tomato plant, balsamic vinegar and black licorice/herbal aromas show well on the nose of this Italian red. It’s full-bodied and fairly dry, with the ripe fruit notes wrapped in medium tannin and with a splash of acidity. This is a great food wine — if you’re grilling it would work with steak, but could just as easily pair with pasta in a red sauce or pizza.

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Journal de Montréal
Patrick Désy, October 2016

Un petit rouge italien qui, à coup sûr, vous accrochera un sourire au visage! On perçoit de jolies tonalités de cerises, de prune avec un fond de vanille. Les saveurs sont franches et la matière plutôt généreuse. Une pointe végétale donne l’impression d’accentuer les tanins, mais l’ensemble demeure digeste et présente une bonne persistance en finale. Il est difficile de trouver mieux à moins de 15 $. Le candidat parfait d’une bonne lasagne. Servir autour de 14-15 degrés.

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