Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: 2006 Antonio & Elio Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

La Dolce Far Niente

Thanks to friend Alfonso Cevola over at One The Wine Trail In Italy for his undying enthusiasm and enviable escapades.  It's because of Alfonso that we're making an effort to spend more time in the company of vini rustici - rustic Italian wines.

Sitting outside the town of Controguerra on the southern border of the Abruzzo region, the Antonio & Elio Monti winery has been farming and making wine since the nineteenth century.  Not too shabby.

This wine is consummately Italian in that it smiles and gestures wildly at you without making a spectacle.  Ripe fruit without straying from its heritage, and so incredibly friendly to farfalle with lemon, chicken, and mushrooms.   If you can't find your way to loving this wine, maybe you should stick to your Pinot Grigio, Nancy. 
Good value, too.  Salute! $15

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