Illuminati, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC (Abruzzo, Italy) “Riparossso” 2019

($18, Montcalm Wine Importers):  Illuminati, one of the leading producers in Abruzzo, makes a range of wines from the Montepulciano grape.  This one focuses on the dark fruit tones that the Montepulciano variety can display.  Its fleshiness, coupled with mild tannins, makes this mid-weight red a good choice for current consumption.
88 Michael Apstein Apr 27, 2021