Borgo Imperiale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2017 (Abruzzo, Italy)


Grape variety: Montepulciano

The origin of the cultivation in Abruzzo is very old: the first evidence of the presence of this grape is in 1700. Some versions of the story tell that it has been imported by a traveler who brought the grape from Tuscany to Abruzzo in the 19th century; others say that it was originally cultivated in Valle Peligna, in the Province of L'Aquila. All these different versions also mix with the legend: Polybius, a Greek-Roman historian, said that Hannibal made his soldiers drink Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and this healed them from scabies. There are traces of Montepulciano also in Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

"Notes of ripe red fruit, but also aroma of vanilla and licorice. Intense and persistent, with pronounced but well-balanced tannins."

Please note: In some circumstances the advertised vintage may change without warning. In this case we will inform you as soon as possible. Should your purchase be dependent on a specific vintage we recommend contacting us via email or phone (02 6412 3450) to confirm availability.

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