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Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2018

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto

2018

A small town in Abruzzo, guardian of great treasures and traditions, the company Zaccagnini was foun...

£7.19

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

12.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

A small town in Abruzzo, guardian of great treasures and traditions, the company Zaccagnini was founded in 1978. From a family-run business, the winery has grown rapidly and constantly with the aim of "total quality, from bunch to glass", becoming today an international reality with over 300 hectares of splendid vineyards, cared for and controlled at every stage of production. Excellence, passion and dedication to work have made wines from Tralcetto a pride of Abruzzo wine production appreciated throughout the world.

Perhaps the symbolic and shrewd packaging will turn up some noses, but Tralcetto is and remains one of the symbols of Italian wine. Moreover, even the most suspicious will have to agree that this wine is not only a presentation, but also a substance. First of all, the idea of rolling a small vine around the neck of the bottle is not a superficial operation. On the contrary, it bears witness to the continuing link between this great company and its land, between its entrepreneurial future and the solid approach to working in the vineyard.

If the bottle is the cover that intends to announce a story by attracting the lost reader to the shelves, wine is, in this case, a very exciting story. Indeed Tralcetto tells, without pretense and false flourishes, the frank essence of Montepulciano, with its merits and its limits. A story that has its roots in the Abruzzi transhumance and in the trabocchi work, and that combines, in a single and lively civilization of proud farmers and fishermen, the healthy good taste of Abruzzo. Grapes always youthful and a little angular? Perhaps these are the limits of Montepulciano that Tralcetto tells with passion. But try them with a real roast or with a nice pecorino: those limits will change face and go to swell the ranks of the qualities of this wine.

Tralcetto is a wine of true character, able to perfectly express the exuberance of the Abruzzo territory. At sight it has an intense ruby red color with violet reflections; the sense of smell reveals an intense and characteristic aroma with all the primary aromas of the vine: notes of small red fruit jam, bitter almond, spices, combined with ethereal sensations. The flavor is full and well structured, tannic and warm, soft and of great taste-olfactory persistence. Strong body, sometimes a bit rough and lively, but well balanced by the skilful tannic qualities and refined wood. It is excellent to accompany elaborate meat recipes, first courses with meat sauce and medium-aged cheeses. A perfect wine to drink immediately, but it can evolve well if it is required to rest in the cellar for a few years.

Food pairing

Pasta with bolognese sauce / Tagliata di manzo / Pecorino toscano / Arrosticini / Soft cheeses

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Intenso / Riflessi purpurei
  • Bouquet:Spezie / Confettura di frutti di bosco / Mandorla fresca / Aromi primari
  • Mouth:Fresco / Persistente / Tannico / Pieno / Appagante

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.4/5
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by: Gori (23 May) - Vintage 2018

Fresh

Not really complex but balanced and perfect for a sunny hot day. I will certainly be buying this wine again.

by: franco longhi (4 Oct) - Vintage 2018

Piacevole sorpresa

Preso per curiosità, si è rivelato essere una gradita sorpresa!

by: Davide (29 Sep) - Vintage 2018

Raffinato

Gusto intenso ....al palato i frutti rossi sono intensi.......ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo

by: Chris (09/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

so consistently good

We have been drinking this wine for over two years now and have always been surprised by how good this really is

by: Bob (29/08/2019) - Vintage 2017

Smooth and mellow

This is a nice gentle, dryish wine. Smooth with a hint of berries. Goes with most meat dishes or by itself.

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