La Bella Addormentata! Valentino Sciotti is involved with a number of wineries in Puglia, Campania (he is the man behind Vesevo) and his native Abruzzi. The Gran Sasso wines are made by young winemaker Marco Flacco and display a freshness and directness of fruit that is seldom found in this region.
Most Montepulciano at this price comes either from negociants buying bulk wines or from co-ops, neither of whom work as well or as closely with their growers as Valentino and his team. The grapes for this wine are grown in 15-20 year old vineyards in the production zones of Ortona, San Salvo and Pollutri.
Straw yellow with golden highlights. Complex, fruit and herbal aromas, hints of oak, vanilla, nutmeg; Fruity, peach, grapefruit, lemon-lime and mineral flavours; medium body with roundness and a pleasant mouthfeel, good balance; finish is long, clean, spicy yet delicate.
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