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Binomio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008

Binomio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 750ml 2008       
Sku: 1840199

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Founded in 1990, Fattoria La Valentina is located in Spoltore, Italy along the Adriatic coast. Owner Sabatino Di Properzio founded the property in 1990 to revitalize the venerable wines of this region Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. In 1998, Di Properzio partnered with Stefano Inama to launch Binomio, a project dedicated to producing authentic expressions of terroir and variety using traditional farming methods. That same year, Di Properzio hired winemaker Luca D’Attoma. Luca combines organic and biodynamic practices with modern technology to grow the best quality fruit possible. The 49 acre, south-southwest facing Bellovedere vineyard is situated on a hillside near the Adriatic Sea and is planted with 10-30 year old Trebbiano, Pecorino, and Montepulciano vines. The nine acre Binomio vineyard sits at 1,312 feet at the foot of Maiella Mountain in southern Abruzzo and is planted to Montepulciano. Soils at the estate are a blend of clay, clay-calcareous marl and loose, medium-grade sandstone. The area’s warm and dry summer paired with cold winter temperatures provide the ideal growing environment. Estate vineyards in Scafa and San Valentino total 37 acres and are planted with Trebbiano, Pecorino, Montepulciano and Fiano vines that range from 4-40 years old.

 Wine Advocate 91 points (Feb 2013)
The 2008 Montepulciano d?Abruzzo Binomio is the darkest and most opulent of the estate?s 2008s. Blackberry jam, grilled herbs and flowers flesh out in a jammy, full-bodied wine bursting with fruit, while varietal notes take more of a back seat. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Dec 19 2012)
This begins with a sweet and savory mix of vibrant raspberry, blackberry and plum skin notes, woven with hints of milk chocolate, grilled herb and cured olive. Needs time for the assertive tannins to resolve. Best from 2014 through 2022.óN.W.

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Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub-Region: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Grape Varietal: Montepulciano
Type: Still wine
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