Description of Tollo Cagiolo Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Riserva
Tollo Cagiolo Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Riserva (Montepulciano)
TASTING NOTES OF Tollo Cagiolo Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Riserva:
- View: ruby, purple reflections.
- Nose: aroma of ripe red fruit, notes of black cherry and blackberry.
- Mouth: fine spicy notes of cocoa, vanilla, licorice and cinnamon, full, sweet, velvety tannins long finish.
APPELLATION: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
VINEYARD: Cantina Tollo
GRAPES: 100% Montepulciano.
PAIRING: dishes with porcini mushrooms, truffles, red meats, game and mature cheeses.
TEMPERATURE: 18/20 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
In central Italy were found fossil records of vine shoots dating back two million years ago, but it is only from the late Bronze Age that we come to traces of a real agricultural activity, aimed at the cultivation of the vine. In Abruzzo, the earliest evidence of wine production is located in pre-Roman times, with the pottery of funeral artefacts come to light in the monumental necropolis around L'Aquila. Numerous, then, the findings of the Roman period, which attest to the diffusion - and the popularity - of wine, also mentioned in the works of historians and in the poets' verses. "It prepares the wine the hearts and the passion makes them more ready", writes Publio Ovidio Nasone, the famous elegiac of Sulmona origin. The wines produced in the territory are praised in the De Agricoltura by Marco Porcio Catone and even Hannibal - tells the Greek historian Polibio - lingering for a long time in Val Vibrata (Teramo), is seduced by local wine.More about the Winery