Fulvia Tombolini ‘d’Ororosso’ Rosso Conero
Staffolo, Marche 2015
Montepulciano like this one tends towards more precise and focused fruit rather than the thicker tarry examples further South. It also exhibits a graceful texture with almost delicate tannins as opposed to its firmer structured peers. Perhaps the result of a red wine made by a house steeped in white wine tradition? Regardless, finding this rare bright Montepulciano that goes down this easy is like finding a magical Uniconero. Fulvia Tombolini sources the Montepulciano for this wine from inside the small boundaries of Conero along the coast, as opposed to the more common and widespread Rosso Piceno wines. Conero is a protected regional park with unique calcareous soils and strong emphasis on biodynamic practices and environmentally conscious farming. Bonus.
*Commonly, bigger Montepulciano’s can sit open for a full day and just get better. This is more a drink straight away wine.