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2018 Montepeloso A QuoBlend from Italy

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"Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast – one of the hottest areas in Tuscany – is the 15-acre Montepeloso estate. The winemaker, Fabio Chiarelo...

  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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About

93

"Smoke, tar and spice, as well as lots of dark fruit and olives on the nose. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins, juicy fruit and tangy acidity. Some tar and chocolate. A blend of montepulciano, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, marselan, and alicante bouschet. Drinkable now, but better in 2022."

90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"In 2018, the entry-level A Quo is pliant, supple and super-expressive. Plum, lavender, menthol and crème de cassis all meld together in a soft, supple Maremma red that will drink well right out of the gate. The purity of the dark red purplish berry fruit is striking, as is the wine's freshness."

Product Description:

"Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast – one of the hottest areas in Tuscany – is the 15-acre Montepeloso estate. The winemaker, Fabio Chiarelotto, admits about his wine that it’s “easy to produce concentrated wines in such a hot climate…but it’s much harder to achieve elegance and finesse.” In order to take full advantage of the terroir’s potential, he overhauled the vineyards in 1997 – retraining, pruning, and even regrafting many vines. In the cellar, he does relatively short macerations, employs natural yeasts during fermentation, and bottles without filtration." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 120329
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

90-92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Marselan, Alicante Bouschet
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tannin, tobacco, dark fruit, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, black currant, dust, leather, dark ripe cherry, dark berry and blueberry
Nose red fruit, currant, cherry, leather, blackberry, cedar, cigar box, asparagus, green pepper, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, dark berry, black cherry and plum