Montepulciano is an Italian grape planted in central and southern Italy but not near the town of Montepulciano! It is this beautiful, organised chaos of Italy that can be seen in this wine.
The colour is dark and brooding like Michael Corleone with the ample body of Don Vito, and the silky mouth feel of Kay. Breathe in maraschino cherries, star of anise and fruits of the forest. Taste dark chocolate, black fruit and smoky vanilla with dried flowers strewn by vestal virgins.
One glass of this wine and you will be crooning like Johnny Fontane and if someone empties the bottle before you can refill your glass you will feel like going to the matresses.
Best enjoyed with a serving of Clemenza’s meatballs.