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Grape Varieties100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
AppellationMontepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
DescriptionThe Citra family of stylishly-created Italian wines, widely admired for its enduring high quality and exceptional value, represents a reliable source of versatile, food-friendly varietal wines. As the single most important producer in Italy's picturesque coastal Abruzzi region and a leading Italian brand across America, Citra has built a reputation as a trusted producer of well-made, authentic Italian wines. The winemaking firm of Citra came into being in 1973 when 3,000 small growers scattered throughout the Abruzzi opted to band together to form a single wine cooperative. What they all shared in common was a commitment to win the national and international recognition they felt the wines of their region deserved. The fortitude, resourcefulness and conviction of the quality-minded Abruzzi growers who form Citra continue to make the Abruzzi winery a model of its kind.
VinificationSelect hand-picked grapes are vinified using traditional methods and allowed to macerate 15 days at a controlled temperature of 77* F before decanting into stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in a combination of Slavonian oak barrels and French oak barriques for 24 months, with an additional refinement in a bottle for minimum six months before release.
NoseComplex scents of fruit and spice accented by hints of sweet vanilla
PalateRich, generous, full-bodied and velvety, with intense notes of red fruit, plums and spice.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.6 %
Serving SuggestionsA perfect accompaniment to roasted or grilled meat, game and assorted cheeses