Montepulciano dAbruzzo, Contesa
- Abruzzo, Marches, Italy
Vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit, backed by toasty notes and hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate is rich and generous with abundant bramble and black cherry fruit, and structured tannins are balanced by fresh acidity to give an elegant finish.
Contesa consists of a 30 hectare estate in Collecorvino; an area in the hills of Pescara, home to some of the best vineyards in Abruzzo. Owned by Rocco Pasetti with his son Franco working as the winemaker producing wines predominantly from Montepulciano and Pecorino grapes.
Contesa, meaning quarrel in Italian was started by Rocco's Grandfather after a land dispute with a neighbour involving a large oak tree and some pigs. Take a look at their website if you want some clarification!