Deep ruby red with violet-purple reflections. Huge, fruity bouquet; black cherry and herb scented. Lush currant fruit with velvety soft tannins and perfect fruit acid balance. A wine of great harmony and intensity. The finish is long and spicy.
Grilled or roasted white and red meats, dishes flavored with mushrooms, garlic and rosemary. Excellent with polenta dishes and game.
"Black cherry, mentholated tobacco and peppery spices drive this well-balanced red. Gently grippy tannins and fresh acidity provide a solid structure for the straightforward flavors to live. - Alexander PEARTREE"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2022), 87 pts
"Plum, cherry, berry and bark notes on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with a nice mix of fruit and fine, oak and fruit tannins that provide a decent finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (July 2021), 91 pts
"Dark purple-ruby. Fresh fruity aromas of violet and dark berries. Then bright, juicy and fresh, with similar flavors of the aromas, lifted by harmonious, lively acidity. Finishes juicy and long, leaving the palate bright and clean. A really lovely entry-level Montepulciano d’Abruzzo made from organic grapes. - Ian D'Agata"
- Vinous (Abruzzo & Molise: This Year It’s Reds Over Whites, June 2017), 91 pts
"Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas and flavors of red fruit, gunflint and fresh herbs. Simple and easygoing, showcasing lovely acid-fruit balance and a long, resounding red fruit and floral finish. Spends 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. - Ian D'Agata"
- Vinous (August 2016), 89 pts
"Dark ruby. Ripe cherry and plum aromas and flavors show a saline quality. Bright acidity gives the wine a fresh mouthfeel. Finishes bright and uncomplicated, with good intensity and persistence and a repeating saline edge."
- Vinous (May 2015), 88 pts
Barone Cornacchia was first established in Montepulciano at the end of the 19th Century. They are considered a pioneer in the aging and bottling of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
After the devastating infestation ...