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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC ‘Riparosso’

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Tasting Notes

100% Montepulciano from hillside single-vineyard, Riparosso is the entry-level wine, a blockbuster and a great introduction to Montepulciano. A joyous, fruit-driven red with juicy dark cherries, flowers and spices that seem to jump from the glass. The palate is deep, full, round, and well-balanced with a lingering hint of licorice on the finish. Pairs well with roasted red meats, braised meats, game, poultry, medium-aged cheeses, and it is ideal with lamb. A perfect everyday red wine and always a crowd favorite!


2012 received the NATIONAL OSCAR FOR BEST QUALITY/PRICE WINE by Gambero Rosso

2013  received the REGIONAL OSCAR FOR BEST QUALITY/PRICE WINE by Gambero Rosso. Also rated 90 points by Luca Maroni, 89 points Vinous, 89 points International Wine Review

2014  also received the REGIONAL OSCAR FOR BEST QUALITY/PRICE WINE by Gambero Rosso. Moreover, because the flagship Riserva Zanna was not produced in 2014, all the great, old-vine juice for Zanna was used for Riparosso instead. 90 WRO, 89 AG

2015 received the REGIONAL OSCAR FOR BEST QUALITY/PRICE WINE by Gambero Rosso. Also rated 90 Luca Maroni and 89 Vinous

2016 rated 93 JS, 90 AG

2017 rated 92 JS, 90 WRO, 88 WS, 88 Vinous, 88 WE

2018 rated 90 WE, 90 Vinous, 91 JS

2019 rated 88 Vinous, 88 WRO, 88 WE






100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Location of Vineyards

Controguerra, Torano, Corropoli (Teramo)




250 meters above sea level

Type of Planting



Medium-textured soil of clay

Type of Cultivation

Pergola Abruzzese


Grapes are usually harvested in the first week of October. Maceration on the skins lasts 14 days in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.


Aged 8 months in Slavonian oak casks (25 hl in size), then for another 2 to 3 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content


Total Production

650,000 bottles


Claudio Cappellacci, Giorgio Marone