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Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2019

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto

2019

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

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x12 -33%

£9.95

/ 0.75 L btl

(£6.68 x12)

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2019

Producer

Alcohol content i

12.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

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

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by: Simon (08/12/2020)

Nice wine

This was a surprise. Fruity and very nice. Went well with veal. Recommended and would get again.

by: Bill (26/11/2020)

Love this wine

Love this wine. Full bodied, but not too heavy, smooth and goes with everything. This wine has an intense ruby red colour with violet nuances and a characteristic bouquet of primary grape aromas. It has a fruity component of black cherries and hints of spice, and it is robust and well-balanced with tannin and oak features.

by: Emma Stewart (24/09/2020)

Excellent

This is the second time I have had a delivery from you! The first time I was very surprised at how quick my wine was delivered and expected that to be a one off. I was very surprised and very pleased to have the same service the second time round. I would highly recommend your company for any wine delivery. The product/wine is excellent quality can’t wait to get stuck in.

by: Bassil Jacques (04/09/2020)

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Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2018: Parfait

by: Patrick Purtill (11/08/2020)

Best value you can buy

Lovely red at a remarkably low price. Cannot recommend enough.

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One says 3,000,000 bottles and one thinks of the wine industry. Marcello Zaccagnini's is instead eclectic and dynamic, very sensitive to the needs of the market, of course, but deeply rooted in love for the territory like few others. As one of the best represented Italian wineries in the world, Zaccagnini displays a virtuous union between entrepreneurial vision and vineyard and cellar expertise. In the countryside of Casauria, the Zaccagnini's have their roots, and here they ...

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