2007 Villamedoro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: Fruity, smooth, worth it
june 10, 2010: greg ordered una pizza, i was coming off a long day, and this 2007 villamedoro was there to rescue both of us. this is quite simply the best montepulciano d'abruzzo we've had since last october. it's fruity, smooth, with a thin line of bitterness at the very end. it went very well with the tomato sauce in the pizza. 14 percent alcohol. binny's in chicago. gift.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.