Saturday, December 4, 2010

TN: Villa Medoro 2006 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

The Villa Medoro 2006 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is just a fastball right down the middle. Dark, ripe, chewy and acidic. Sort of like the Chinon in my last entry, this isn't the sort of wine you ruminate over. It exists to be consumed with any kind of hearty food. To use another sports analogy, where many wines try to be Terrell Owens and simply come off brash and shrill, this is the right tackle who quietly goes about pancaking ends and linebackers while everyone watches the tailback sail by untouched.

Unlike the Chinon in my last entry, this wine is a good deal chunkier and more rustic. It's hard to explain how or why, but it has character. At this $15-$20 price level, that surprisingly hard to find. My only complaint is the rubber cork--please, please just use a Stelvin closure to prevent oxidation!
  • 2006 Villa Medoro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    Synthetic cork. Chunky, chewy mouthful of wine. Rustic in the best way. Cherry jam, barnyard and basil aromas. Full bodied, yet dry with good acid. Earthy and leathery on the finish. Really good, not elegant, just honest. Pasta and pizza wine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent wine fir a simple dinner of beef stew and good friends!