How about a bottle of Cerulli Spinozzi Montepulciano between Robert di Niro and Martin Scorsese. We can imagine discussing their possible 10th collaboration together over this bottle of wine (if you know, you know).
We were pretty surprised by this bottle to be honest. Garnet Red bottle of Cerulli Spinozzi Montepulciano. Made of 100% Montepulciano grapes. Intense notes of ripe cherries, blackcurrant and hints of clove. Coupled with dry driven, slight herby finish on the palate – gives a pretty nice twang! Medium bodied and well structured. Pretty good on its own if you’re starting to explore medium-full bodied reds
Here, late-ripening Montepulciano thrives on south – and southeastern – facing slopes, not far from Europe’s southernmost glacier. Extra hang time enables grapes to develop lush cherry, blackberry and black currant notes. At night temperatures drop dramatically, by as much as 20° F, adding perfume and structure. The result: a wine in a totally different class from the workaday quaffing Montepulciano from the lowlands. Deep colored and long lived, redolent with complex fruit notes, this wine is a perfect example of the oft-quoted “iron fist in the velvet glove.”
Cerulli only use organic manure and use it sparingly, control pests with eco-friendly copper salts and give leaves plenty of air space. Then replant most of the vineyard. Increase planting density fivefold to reduce plant vigor (a particular problem with the Montepulciano grape) and therefore dramatically improve quality. Keep a small area of 30-year-old vines for the complex must they produce, despite the exorbitant cost of farming these low-yield plants. Hand-harvest organic grapes in small boxes. Design a gravity-flow winery (opened in 2003) to minimize handling and damage to grapes.
FUN FACT: On July 9 2009, Torre Migliori received the ultimate accolade, when the President of the Italian Republic selected it to toast to 44 visiting head of state attending the 2009 G8 summit.