Why pay premium for Montepulciano Abruzzo when the LCBO has lots of it in the $8 range? These low priced wines tend to ‘easydrinking/commercial’ drinks – stuff for people that don’t really like wine. This guy however, has the traditional – bone dry, gutsy, rustic – quality that makes Italy unique. One sip of this and you’re over there – at a village trattoria, with the magical sounds of people doing food and wine. With gusto. Forget smooth.
LA VALENTINA 11 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy 261179 Vintages $15.95