Vigneto Edoardo montepulciano review

3 09 2013

Today we look at a 2008 100% montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy.  I picked it up at Premiere Wine in Delaware for $35.

Whoa.  This is one of those “serious” wines that makes you pause.

What do I have here?

What exactly is going on?

Where have you been all my life?

The label says that the grapes for Vigneto Edoardo montepulciano are actually hand-picked by . . . drum roll, please . . . Edoardo.  Or rather, Ed Lauber, a longtime wine importer.

Does Ed actually pick the grapes?  I don’t know.   But I do know that everything about this dark red elixir is wonderful, unless you require sweetness in your red.  It’s almost a meal in itself:  a full, dusty-delicious mouthfeel.  Real, natural fruit without that high-fructose-sweetness you often get, and zero California-chemical.  Tastes of fresh blackberries, rhubarb and cinnamon, with a side order of dry minerality.

It’s a bit expensive (for this website), but Vigneto Edoardo montepulciano is definitely:

Recommended.

vig

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