Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dragani Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2006

This bottle constitutes what might be called, without condescension, a nice little country wine. It comes from a mountainous part of Italy on the Adriatic side.
While Montepulciano has a long history as a wine producing region, most of the smaller wineries are relatively new to the export market। This wine, in particular, while quite unpretentious, has a nice, warm quality which qualifies it as an everyday accompaniment to a good many meat dishes। The overall taste,earthy but largely free of tannin, lasts a longish time on the palate। There's a pleasant bit of fire at first taste।At the present sale price of $7.99 it constitutes good value.

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