Price:  £9.95 | Case Rate: £9.49
Ex Tax: £8.29

Il Faggio - Montepulciano d`Abruzzo 2018

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Abruzzo
  • Wine Maker: Alana McGettigan & Matt Thomson
  • Grape: Montepulciano
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Montepulciano
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15.5 (2007)

Wine tasting notes

A deep ruby red in colour, with lifted perfumes of dark fruits, plums and cherries and a hint of mocha. This wine has soft, ripe tannins and a delicious chocolate-cherry finish.

Winery Information

Il Faggio

Il Faggio is made for Liberty Wines by Matt Thomson

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2007)15.5 pts

Purple, lively, some oak influence, a different animal from the own-label version. Maybe just slightly too expensive Alpha Zeta, Il Faggio 2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

Vinification Notes

Only the best quality grapes were chosen for this blend, from primarily hand harvested fruit. At the winery they were de-stemmed, crushed and pumped to stainless steel tanks designed specifically for fermenting red wine. The wine was innoculated with selected yeast strains and fermented at temperatures up to 34°C. The fermentation lasted for about six days. In the first few days, the wine was pumped over frequently to increase extraction. This became less frequent towards the end of the fermentation process. After pressing, the wine was transferred to tank for malolactic fermentation.