Masciarelli 2000 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($7.00)
Very dark garnet, showing flashes of reddish-purple against the light. Pleasant black-cherry and spice aromas, typical of the Montepulciano grape, are reflected in its tart, sour-cherry flavor shaped by tangy lemon-squirt acidity. Simple but nicely balanced, fine with food. US Importer: Masciarelli Wine Co., Weymouth, Mass. (Aug 12, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Couldn't ask for a better match with thick, juicy burgers made from locally produced beef, sandwiched with thick slices of fresh garden tomato.



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