Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Cuore Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2008
By Tony Aspler
Don’t confuse the Montepulciano grape with the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano produced from Sangiovese grapes in Tuscany. It’s more on the rustic side. Dense purple-black in colour, this wine has an earthy, blackcurrant nose and a chunky mouth feel. There’s good concentration of black fruit flavours here and an intriguing spicy note. Terrific value. Food match: spaghetti puttanesca or fresh Parmesan cheese.
$14.95. Vintages 230631
Post City Magazines’ wine columnist, Tony Aspler, has written 14 books on wine and food. Tony also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.