Valentini 1995 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Valentini's Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is one of Italy's hardest to find wines. In any given year he will sell off 95% of what he makes in bulk as it does not meet his exacting standards, in some years he will not make any wine at all. Needless to say that coming across old, mature vintages such as this 1995 is an extreme rarity. We have tasted this wine, but it was probably 20 years ago, and we have no doubt that it is still a phenomenal wine.

This bottle has been liberated from a well curated private cellar where it has been since the wine was originally released sometime in the late nineties.

The Wine Region



Abruzzo is located in southern central Italy between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennines. It has a landscape of mountains and beautiful coastlines with rolling hills of vineyards, olive groves and cereal crops. In terms of wines, this region is home to some of the country's best known and best value wines, particularly Montepulciano. In recent years there has been much attention given to the white wines of the region too, mostly for the fragrant and textured wines made from the Pecorino variety, but also those from Trebbiano Abruzzese. This region is home to two of Italy's legendary producers: Edouardo Valentini and Emidio Pepe whose wines are highly sought-after all over the world, but here you can also find one of Noble Grape's favourite value-for-money producers, Rocco Pasetti, who makes simply wonderful wines at everyday prices.

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