Easy Drinking Caldora Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

by | Jan 13, 2020

Sometimes when I open a bottle of wine, I sip and savor it and relax. Other times that first sip quickly leads to a second without thinking and I’m full of energy.That’s what I call an easy drinking wine. It’s a wine that doesn’t require deep thinking or decanting and will pair with most everyday foods and events. Caldora 2016 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is just that, an easy drinking wine that will pair with everyday foods and events.

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo was classified as a DOC region in 1968. What Montepulciano D’Abruzzo means is that it is the Montepulciano grape grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy. You might see other wines with the Montepulciano on it, but only if it’s Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is it from the Abruzzo region of Italy. The region is warm Mediterranean climate with the Appenniness on the western side of the region and the Adriatic Sea on the eastern side.

Caldora 2016 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC

Caldora is part of Farnese Vini family and one of the largest cooperatives in the Abruzzo region. They source their grapes from small family growers in Teramo and Chieti. Their aim is to make wine for consumers that are seeking good value and good taste.

They certainly live up to the good value and good taste. It’s a very easy drinking wine with soft acidity and soft mouth-feel. Hints of vanilla, black licorice, plum, wild cherry lurking in the background and a hint of cocoa. The wine paired very well with our home-made pizza. Drink now and enjoy. Price ranges from $10 – $14.