100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from vineyards in Cugnoli, about 23 miles inland from the seaside city of Pescara. Fermented in stainless steel, no malolactic fermentation. Bright red color. Red fruit aromas and flavors (cherry, tart berries), some floral hints. Fresh, juicy, high acidity. Citrus (lemon) and minerals on the palate. Slightly saline finish — a month ago
Petit Italien parfait avec pâtes maisons ! Un peu plus élevé en sucre mais rien n’y paraît. Sec équilibré, belle robe, bouteille avec mcx de vigne, tout y est. Qualité-prix excellent. — 2 months ago
Juicy plum and cherry on nose, dry but much bigger than a provance, some grip on palette. — 5 months ago
1st Jan 2023. Signature coffee, soy sauce notes only showed after 3 hours. A lot lighter in colour than I remembered.
The Valentini 2017 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo is a wine of character and depth, although the aromas do take a little while to get going. The wine opens to a medium dark raspberry color, and there are pretty tones of white cherry, raspberry and peach simmering just under the surface. Give your glass a few vigorous swirls to open the bouquet. As it takes on more air, the wine begins to show subtle tones of cinnamon, white licorice, crushed stone and saffron. That complexity emerges with time. Indeed, the wine reveals a very developed and elegant savory side that magically defies the heat of the 2017 vintage. A mid-weight mouthfeel, plus naturally robust and succulent fiber that comes easily with the Montepulciano grape, would pair next to whole fish cooked in a crust of salt, with lemon, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. RP92, issue date April 2020. — a month ago
Easy drinking. Very smooth and surprisingly light considering the maturity of its flavor. Earthy Sicilian. Z 9.3 / R 9.1 (13.5%)
$27 at Vendome — 4 months ago
Very restrained and good freshness. Not sure there’s a better pizza wine! — 8 days ago
A slightly pale ruby color in the glass with thin edges and nice legs. These fruit aromas are really nice with some highly expressive dark cherry and strawberry. There’s some lovely funk going down too. Just a bit of barnyard with plenty of new leather and pepper. There’s an herbal essence that is so nice.
These COS wines are not interchangeable but man are they all so good. Doesn’t really matter which one you pick, you’ll enjoy it. Nicely balanced with a terrific combination of rusticity and elegance. Needs plenty of air but after that this is smooth and pure deliciousness. Earth and leather on the palate with sufficient fruit and cigar box. Grab any and all COS wines you can. They’re fantastic.
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Wooooooooooow — 4 months ago