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Wine of the Week: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Above: Abruzzo remains one of Italy’s most rugged and pristine regions. And it’s quickly becoming known as one of the greatest producers of fine wine (photo via Agriturismo Abruzzo).

From the hills of rustic Abruzzo, we have been given the Montepulciano grape. Always juicy and dark, the wines of the appellation Montepluciano d’Abruzzo DOC are tailor-made for our hearty Tuscan food.

La Valentina winery is dedicated to the practice of sustainable viticulture. They grow grapes in vineyards that Mother Nature herself would be proud of! They believe that this method of farming “leaves the mark of the vine on the grape,” and we believe that their philosophy shines through in their beautiful La Valentina Spelt.

Made from 100% Montepulciano grapes grown on 27+ year-old vines, the wine is a true testament to gifts of maturity that an old vine can give. From its brilliant garnet color, to the earthy dark fruit with hints of cocoa and spice, La Valentina Spelt is a pure crowd pleaser and a truly smooth operator.

Traditionally, this would be paired with lamb or game, but we know that it pays a perfect complement to any of Chef Harvey’s heartier fare.

From mushrooms all the way to our Tagliata or Bistecca Fiorentina, this natural beauty will make every dish sing!

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