The Central Italian region of Molise is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, flanked by Abruzzo in the north and Apulia in the south. This offering from Conte Ottavio Piccolomini is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes, a late ripening variety with moderately low acidity and more mild (i.e. softer) than bitter edged tannins, creating wines that are smooth and easy to drink while possessing a good maturing potential Following the traditional Italian Riserva red wine vinification, this wine matured for more than one year in bigger wooden barrels, partly made from chestnut, and then for another twelve months in steel tanks.
A rich and lasting bouquet, well-rounded and full-bodied on the palate with woody notes and harmonious tannins. Pairs perfectly with Italian dished like ragout, beef and poultry.