Cheers Citra! My love affair with Citraâ€™s Montepulciano is on again. After a few vintages when it was getting too American, as in smooth, Iâ€™m glad to find itâ€™s back to basics. In other words it tastes and feels like a real Italian red â€“ that youâ€™d find at a real Italian restaurant. Medium bodied, tangy refreshing, and honest. A frank invitation to get some food on the table and celebrate everyday life. I like to give it a light chilling.
Apart from the attractive price, you gotta love the LCBO product number that suggests a take-away pizza joint. Did I mention having pizza with this wine!
P.S. Citra 13 Pinot Grigio ($8.75) is very close to bland/neutral.
CITRA 13 Montepulciano dâ€™Abruzzo, Italy 446633 $7.75