2018 Col Del Mondo Sunnae Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (SOLD OUT)
Retail Price: $12.00
Our Price: $9.99
About the Winery:
"Col del Mondo translates to 'Hill of the World.' The winery, Tenuta del Priore, is owned by the Mazzocchetti Family and was founded in 1973, a relatively recent winery in Italian terms.
At the time, Abruzzo was known for easy, quaffable wines of great value. But in the emerging world of world-class Italian wines taking all the headlines, Abruzzo had to up the ante and that's just what the Mazzocchetti did.
They doubled the density in the vineyard, which allowed them to make more wine from each acre, but because of the number of vines, each vine could produce less, and obviously better, grapes. The soil is composed of mostly rocks, granite and sea matter, which conveniently lowers the yields naturally.
All but one state in Italy, Abruzzo has a coast. This one is on the Adriatic side. The cool temperatures of the sea tempers the warmer inland vineyards and presents a perfect environment for the grapes. Best of all, it is best suited to the Montepulciano grape.
This grape was misunderstood for decades until a few enlightened farmers isolated different clones and saw a tremendous improvement in the wine when using one clone over another. The Mazzocchetti's began right at the beginning of this renaissance and benefited greatly from it.
If you had tasted Montepulciano back then you wouldn't recognize it today. It is now a serious wine to be reckoned with offering bright, ample fruit flavors of cranberry and pomegranate along with the long, lingering finish of cherry, cranberry and chocolate."
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Day-definite delivery typically in one to five days, depending on distance.
Delivery by the end of the third business day.
Delivery by the end of the second business day to most areas.
Delivery by the end of the next business day.
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HOLD FOR FUTURE SHIPMENT
If weather conditions are unfavorable for the safe transport of your wine at the time of purchase, we are happy to hold your order at our facility for up to 6 months until weather conditions improve.
If you choose to ship your order Ground during such conditions, Bottle Barn is not liable for any damage caused by the weather to those wines.
Please note that when weather conditions are unfavorable and may cause damage to the wine in transit, we will automatically hold unless you request immediate shipment. In shipping against our recommendations you are waiving your right to a refund if the wine is damaged by extreme temperatures in transit.
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