Il Faggio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2017

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Il Faggio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2017
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Made from 100% Montepulciano grapes at a quality-minded wine co-operative in Abruzzo, this great value Italian red wine has lots of dark berry fruit and spice leading to smooth flavours of fresh black cherry and cocoa, complete with lovely soft tannins. The wine critics love it. Just take a look.

The Wine Gang think it's a 'deliciously vibrant and refreshing Montepulciano with a lip-smacking cherry tartness, juicy dark plum and ripe tomato, and a hint of black olive.'

Matthew Jukes at The Mail on Saturday say about it: 'There is a seriously impressive depth of fruit in this sun-kissed, bold, authentic wine and it will enchant your palate with its deep, black fruit flavours.'

Top 10 Best-Selling Red Wine
This Italian red wine is a Best Buy. Don't just take our word for it, our customers agree. Francis left a great review and told us 'Italian wines are never a disappointment, and this is one of the best on offer. Very refined. Order some before it sells out!' We couldn't agree more. Like all good Italian wine this is great with pizza and pasta
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Medium-Bodied Red



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The Producer

Il Faggio Italian Red wine is made by Alana McGettigan at one of the region's best co-operatives in the northern part of the Abruzzi. The aim is to capture in the bottle the power and intensity of the grape, together with a lift and freshness which is seldom found in Montepulciano wines from this area. The name Il Faggio derives from the fabulous beech trees which proliferate in this area, especially in the Abruzzo national park.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"The great red grape of Abruzzo, in this rendition both creamy and strawberry ripe on the nose, but also with darker black fruit notes and a hint of tobacco spice. This has delicious creaminess on the palate (It surely must see a little oak?) a touch of mint that is cool and fresh, but again it is that ripe black cherry, slicked with a soft brush of vanilla, that leads on to a very delicious finish. Another great all-rounder at a very good price."

Tom Cannavan reviews the Il Faggio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2016

The Region

Tourists often overlook this unspoilt region in central Italy in favour of the racier Mediterranean coast but the Abruzzo is known as the greenest region in Europe, with over a third of the land given over to national parks and reserves. The grapes for this wine were grown on the hills and flatter vineyards surrounding the town of San Salvo in Abruzzo in central-eastern Italy
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Outstanding Characterful Wine

I wouldn't normally spend under £10 on a bottle of wine, but I continue to be impressed with this one. Great with Italian food and strong cheeses. The Vintner who produces this is a true Craftsman.

By Francis on 24th September 2019

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Salami Pizza

The smoky, spiced meat needs a wine with lots of soft fruit while the tomato sauce requires a good dollop of acidity. Italian reds made from Montepulciano or Sangiovese are a great placed to start.
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The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge! Try our family favourite Il Faggio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo with the tartiflette - delicious.
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Beef Burgers

There's nothing better than a good old beef burger served with a glass of bright, juicy red wine - head for supple, easy-drinking styles such as a bright, fruity Italian such as a Montepulciano.
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