This is not your average Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Valle Reale check all the right boxes for great wine - hand-crafted, distinctive, organically grown, small family-run estate, and at an unbelievable price. In the midst of a sea of so-so mass produced Montepulciano – this one stands way out!
"Bright red. Red cherry and flowers on the perfumed nose; much more fragrant than the 2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Then fresh and juicy, with bright red fruit repeating in the mouth. Finishes long and savory, showcasing notable purity. Outstanding cool-climate Montepulciano of noteworthy refinement. Very, very well done; I’m not sure readers fully realize just how hard it is to obtain a result of this level in a cold-weather environment such as that of Popoli. This success speaks loudly of the capability and talent of owner Leonardo Pinzolo and his Valle Reale technical team."