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Cantina Tollo Cagiòlo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Reserva
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15¾/20

Cantina Tollo Cagiòlo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Reserva 2012

Abruzzo, ItalyFounded in 1960, Abruzzo's Cantina Tollo has grown into one of the foremost CoOps in Italy, with near 800 shareholders and approximately 3000 hectares of vineyards. They bottle 30% of their wine as Cantina Tollo, and sell the remainder bulk to other producers. This montepulciano comes from 25-30 year old vines and clay/limestone sites around Tollo, where the CoOp is based. After a lengthy maceration and warm fermentation, this rested 18 months in French barriques before an additional 6 months in bottle. Pouring a browning hue, reflective of its age, this smooth red carries leathery dried fruits, dried leaves, salted dried herbs and dried florals to the savoury finish. Waves of oxidation are creeping in, without surprise, and encouraging drinking this autumnal red right now.Tasted: 31 May 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 32.00 private wine stores Producer: Cantina TolloDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: MontepulcianoUPC: 8002001020478