Antonio et Elio Monti 1999 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($8.99)
Dark, slightly hazy ruby. Juicy, almost over-ripe black fruit, plums and prunes with hints of burnt sugar and licorice. Juicy fruit flavor and very tart acidity, a simple wine that needs food to bring it into balance. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC; Leonardo Locascio Selections. (Jan 6, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Lamb shanks braised with tomatoes over short pasta.



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