Lunaria Coste Di Moro Montepulciano D`Abruzzo
Coste di Moro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2016 Abruzzo, [75cl] Italy

With lovely dark, supple black fruits, this is ‘smooth with some bite, fresh acidity and firm but ripe tannins. ‘Rich nose and palate. Very civilised,’ said OXO Tower’s Mark Graham, while team leader Peter McCombie MW said ‘With a dry finish, this is a crowd pleaser, but best with food.’

Best Italian Winery 2012

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