2016 La Quercia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo

2016 La Quercia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo
Price: $8.99

Montepulciano is the dark-skinned grape that populates the central-southern coastline of Italy. It is generally known for its dark color, soft flavors, and gentle tannins. It has become tremendously popular in recent years as a result of high quality and low prices. This quality, however, is closely connected to the attention of the wine grower and wine maker. La Quercia wines are 100% organic and made by Antonio Lamona.  These wines capture the charming and friendly style of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo boasting flavors of dark cherry, red plum, and dried herbs. In terms of food, Montepulciano is tremendously versatile and works well with the majority of traditional Italian food. Pizza, red pasta sauces, and roasted meats help highlight the freshness of these wines and satisfy the rustic, pure joy of good Italian food and wine.