|Dimensions||10 × 9 × 11 in|
|Alcohol by Volume||
12 Bottles, 750ml
Filomusi Guelfi | Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Available on backorder
Filomusi Guelfi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
is a red wine grape variety grown widely in central Italy, most notably its eastern Abruzzo, Marche and Molise regions. The variety was named after the Tuscan parish of Montepulciano, but, confusingly, is not used in the famous wines produced there.
The nose is very herbal, tea leaf, rhubarb and sour cherry aromas. The palate has a crisp acidity. The flavours are spicy sour cherry, plum and a hint of caper.
Deep ruby red, verging on violet and garnet with aging. Notes of ripe berries, dry flowers, intense, etherial with aging. Full bodied, tannic, persistent, with echoes
of prune, berries, sour cherry, with a liquorice root aftertaste and aging of toasted leather.
IWC – 89 Points
Filomusi Guelfi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a decidedly challenging Montepulciano. Grainy fabric that shows shades of ink to the eye and to the taste; earthy, woody. A wine created to meet the taste of the market, which favors wines matured in wood. In this case, however, not the small barrel but the big 10/13 hectolitre barrels. After a vinification and an aging in steel for 24 months, the Montepulciano undergoes further refinement in Slavonian Oak Barrels for 18/22 months.
The Filomusi family, originally from the Marche region, moved to Abruzzo in the 16th Century. A member of the family then married a Guelfi lady and the land, where over 9 hectares of the present vineyards stand, was added to the patrimony together with the name. Grape selection, green harvest and green pruning are extremely careful so to obtain a production of 7-10 tons/hectare. The cellar is
located in a historical building that dates back to the fifteenth century, but the equipment is extremely modern! The present owner, Lorenzo Filomusi.