Solid, Rich, Easy-to-Like: 2021 Bollina Sampei Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

There are many wonderful things we can tell you about today’s offer, but before we get to any of them, we want to know—this wine will sell out. Whenever we offer this Italian red, it flies out the door, as it should. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is, as James Suckling says, “a solid, rich, easy-to-like, and best of all wallet-friendly wines.” And this is one of the best of them. 

The97-point 2021 Bollina Sampei Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is one of the best Italian wines out there in the opinion of Luca Maroni who included it in his yearbook of "Best Italian Wines."Maroni is one of the most respected Italian wine experts in the world. 

Every year, he judges hundreds of wines for his Yearbook, and the guide is invaluable for those who want to discover not-to-miss wines. Whether those wines come from wineries known the world over or from little-known gems like La Bollina, one thing is certain: If a wine is in the Yearbook, it’s worth your attention.

The La Bollina winery is worth your attention, too. The winery—with the help of wine consultant Andrea Bernardini—is producinginnovative, fun, amazing value wines. This Montepulciano d'Abruzzo isn’t the only one of La Bollina’s wines to be included in Maroni’s Yearbook. He includes them and his impressive reviews of the wines year after year. 

La Bollina’s consultant Andrea Bernardini graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of enology in Italy, and gained experience at Paggio Bonelli and Ruffino. He also trained in South Africa, Romania, and Greece. He’s a flying winemaker with a reputation for producing high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.

He coaxes aromas of cherry and plum with soft notes of chocolate out of this lovely 100% Montepulciano. It’s delicate, fruity, and velvety, an Italian red that’s great to have on deck for weeknight meals and Friday night pizza. It pairs well with red meat, game, aged cheese, red-sauced pizza, and tomato-based pasta dishes.

We’re so impressed with this wine that we’re its exclusive importer, allowing us to offer this 97-point Luca Maroni-blessed Montepulciano d'Abruzzo for 33% off and under $20! It’s the Lowest Price Anywhere you’ll find for this wine, and you’re going to want to order several bottles to keep on hand for when you want an easy, will-go-with-so-many-dishes wine to open on weeknights. Best to take advantage of our Buy 6 Get Free Shipping on this one!

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