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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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£10.86

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2019

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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: Ger C (27/07/2017) - Vintage 2015

Outstanding

If ever there was a red wine that is seriously undervalued, this is it. Do not let the low price give you the impression that it is "cheap", it certainly does not drink like that. It is a very smooth, consistent wine, with or without food. It is found on the winelists of some 5 star hotels in Ireland, which should reflect its quality. I will continue to buy it as long as Zaccagnini produce it at this quality and buy it from Italvinus as it is so easy to do so.

by: Emma Stewart (24/09/2020) - Vintage 2018

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: Jerry Fitchett (13/01/2017) - Vintage 2015

Lovely medium bodied easy drinking red wine.

Friends of our came across this wine in an Italian restaurant in Javea, on the Costa Blanca in Spain. When they told me about it I suggested they see if Italvinus have it. The next thing I saw was a bottle on a whats Ap from our friends. I then ordered some myself and three days later it was delivered. Great service and we really like the wine too!

by: Bill (26/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

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: Phil (19/06/2019) - Vintage 2017

Excellent Wine - great all rounder

I tried this wine which was new to me in a hotel in Holland and loved it. Ordered half a case from these guys and I must say not only a great wine but excellent service. I will be buying again.

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