About the Wine
James Suckling describes Montepulciano wines as "dense black fruit with brooding complexity, concentration, and seriousness." and that these wines are "solid, rich, easy to like." Over the years, we've found people who love Napa Valley Cabernet also love Montepulciano. Given the inflationary prices out of Napa, this is absolutely a wine and region to be stocking up on.Side note, if you also love high quality Amarone, you'll also fall quickly for this wine.
Guerriero Della Terra is one of the best Montepulcianos that we've had the fortune to taste and acquire in years. This wine is deep and powerful. An outstanding Montepulciano-Sangiovese blend that was blessed with 99-points by Luca Maroni, who said this is "one of the best Italian wines, of exceptional intensity, which gives its fruit a rare consistency, softness, and intact aromas. A wine that becomes a sensual experience."
Right in the middle of the Pessaro Hills, in the wine region of Le Marche, you’ll find Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, a family-owned winery that has been producing wine for more than 200 years.Today, this boutique Italian winery is run by the 6th generation of the Guerrieri family, Luca, Maria Giulia, and Alberto Guerrieri. This is Central Italy on the east coast, overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Guerrieri comprises 48 acres of vineyards, planted in gray and blue marl soils, consisting of calcareous clay and silt. The vineyard is managed 100% under organic practices, with a minimum intervention policy.
Guerrieri's philosophy of respect does not only applies to the vineyard, it also extends to the people. They're extremely responsible for the environment, the community, and their people. Their life mantra is to "Restore the ancient knowledge of our ancestors: Simplicity, respect, sustainability, solidarity."
Aging: 12 months in French Oak Barrels.
Tasting Notes: 90% Montepulciano and 10% Sangiovese. Amazing aromas ofblackberry, blueberry pie, dark plum, intertwined with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Superb length. This wine is fabulous now and will age for 7-12 years. Serve lightly chilled and allow to decant at least 30 minutes.Pair this wine with red meat, game, and aged cheeses.
One of the best Italian wines, of exceptional intensity, which gives its fruit a rare consistency, softness, and intactness of aroma. A wine that becomes a sensual experience. Strict volume reduction, late harvest. Only the very best grapes from the oldest vines planted by grandpa Guerrieri flow into this Marche rosso. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and then another 12 months in bottle. 95% Montepulciano and 5% Sangiovese. Crimson with an almost black core. Intense aromas of ripe, dark fruits with notes of blackberries and fine balsamic vinegar. Silky tannins, perfectly balanced acidity, full, almost creamy and long-lasting.~99 Luca Maroni, 2023 Guide to the Best Wines of Italy
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