At first sight the deep, intense ruby red colour of the wine is striking, with small violet arches. The bouquet suggests red fruit, rose petals and hints of wet spices. It is soft and warm to the palate with notes of red prune, cherry and blueberry which are harmoniously intertwined around a lively tannic theme. Being fruit of an exceptional harvest, gives it a full, enveloping body, which finishes with liquorice and cloves. The fine performance is completed with an after-taste of black pepper and cranberry. This wine may be drunk immediately or laid down for 5 years. It is ideal to accompany pasta timbale, lamb stew, char-grilled cod and seasoned, pecorino cheese. Drink immediately or keep for 5 years too.
A classic clone Montepulciano from La Valentina’s coastal vineyard in Spoltore …
Deep dark ruby red colour introduces an intense and aromatic nose and concentrated rich, ripe red fruit flavours. Hearty tannins and fresh acidity are softened by barrique and bottle maturation. At five years from vintage, “Spelt” is still very much a supple, youthful, exciting and drinkable wine that will also offer “interest” on maturing for 5 to 10 years.