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Niro
Montepulciano
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
Grape Varieties100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
AppellationMontepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
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87 Points
Wine Spectator
DescriptionBorn in the Abruzzo, Niro represents the ancient winemaking traditions of a region where vines date back to the Roman Empire. Nestled between the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Apennines Mountains to the west, the areas of Vasto and Crecchio offer the perfect climate for highlighting all the exceptional characteristics of the Montepulciano dAbruzzo grape. When crafting Niro, only the best fruit is selected and vinified following traditional techniques forgotten by modern technology. Niro undergoes a long maceration on the skins to extract all the richness of the Montepulciano grape. The resulting wine is intense and deep in color, lending the wine its name - NIRO - which in many Italian dialects means BLACK.
VinificationHand-picked grapes from old vines (at least 30 years) are vinified employing traditional methods, including a long maceration of the skins at controlled temperature. The wine is refined in stainless steel tanks followed by a stay in large casks and a
ColorIntense ruby red with violet and purple nuances
NoseRed fruit, mulberry and sour cherry preserve aromas with notes of vanilla, cocoa, leather, licorice and black pepper.
PalateRich and full-bodied on the palate, with long lingering taste and ripe, balanced tannins
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsPerfect accompaniment for meats such as roasted lamb, pappardelle with boar, and beef tenderloin. Also delicious with aged cheeses such as 5-8 year old Pecorino from Abruzzo.