Antonio Lamona is the most humble rock-star we know. His basic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a staple of our portfolio, and we sell out our allocation of his Riserva every year. Aged in 50 hl Slavonian oak for 12 months, and an additional year in steel, the wine exudes wonderful character from the 40 year-old vines. Grown in the classic “tendone” (or tent) style, the plantings are pruned to produce about 2/3 of a bottle per plant (very low yields!). Not to be missed.
Color: Intense red with violet hues
Nose: Dark plum and cherry, layered with earth spice and smoke
Palate: Full-bodied and ripe, with sweet, integrated tannins
Finish: Bright and bold, with staying power
14% ABV. Aged in Large Slovenian barrels for 12 months and in bottle for 12 months.