ERA Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2019
Hello organic + vegan wine! We did a tasting on this wine and it was surprisingly well rated especially for its QPR! Hints of red berries and light plum. Made of 100% Montepulciano grapes. ERA’s med-full bodied Montepulciano, loaded with black cherry and plum fruits. Sweet oak and a nice, peppery spice with well integrated but noticeable tannins. One of the world’s favourite red wines and a key player in Central Italy’s hilly vineyards. ERA is proof that quality of organic Montepulciano has steadily risen over the past few decades.
Actually the label says “made with organic grapes.” This designation requires strict organic practices in the vineyard and in the winery, but allows the use of sulfites in the making of the wine, although they are generally minimal. A “certified organic” designation on the label does not allow for the use of sulfites. Many early “made with organic grapes” wines were poorly made with off aromas and flavors, but this one is modern, clean, balanced, and bright.
Easy to drink on its own but of course great with food. We highly recommend Veganburg! Creamy shroom burger or Satay burger pairs amazingly well.