29 Apr Uncorked #8: La Fiera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
This week’s wine is:
I am sure I have said this before on this blog, but World Market is my favorite store. I stopped by there today to kill some time and I found myself again in the wine aisle. I wanted to blog about a different type of wine and they usually have a nice variety to choose from. This is the first time I have drank a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. I looked it on Wikipedia, and it’s a type of wine that is made from a grape that grows in the Abruzzo region of Italy. I have no idea where this region is, but Christi might as she has been to Italy.
First off, the color of this wine is very pretty. It’s a deep burgundy color. I swirled it around in the glass and my little guy was mesmerized by it. The smell very berry-like and peppery. When you finally take a drink, after noticing the wonderful smell and color, you really taste quite a few spices with an acidic ending. The description says it is a full bodied wine, however my husband thought it was thin*. I didn’t agree with him on that description, but would say it was more medium-bodied than the full-bodied as described.
Would I buy it again? Yes. Though I am usually not a fan of acidic wines, I actually liked the balance between the berries and spice with the acid ending. My husband, though he thought the wine was thin, said that it was a pretty good and he would drink it again.
Fun Wine Fact: Italy has been making wines for over 2800 years and is the largest wine producing country in the world.
Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.
– Karl Marx
*Thin– thin: A synonym for shallow; it is an undesirable characteristic for a wine to be thin, meaning that it is watery, lacking in body, and just diluted.