Tasting Notes – Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Name: Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
Producer: Masciarelli
Region: San Martino, Abruzzo, Italy
Grape Varieties: Montepulciano

Overall Rating:  

Pairing: Chicken Riggies!  This is a pasta specialty from my hometown, Utica, NY.  It’s a creamy pink sauce with chicken and hot peppers, and this Montepulciano D’Abruzzo was a perfect pairing.

Color: Dark Purple

Intensity: Moderate
Age: Some Age
Scent: Spicy, dried cherry and light plum

Dry/Sweet: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: Fresh
Tannin: Low/Medium
Flavors: Cherry and leather
Finish: Long(5-7 sec)


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