A lovely example of full-bodied Montepulciano selected by John Kirwan to be rebranded under his very reliable JK 14 label. There's lots going on here. Good palate weight blends with savoury, dark red berry-fruit flavours. Well made - and a mile ahead of the generic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo that is normally sold in New Zealand
The winery writes "This Montepulciano is a beautiful representation of Abruzzo's native variety. Produced by the amazing Pasetti family, guided by Mimmo and run by his three kids, the wine is rich of dense red fruits and mature tannins, with an excellence structure and persistence."