De Sterlich Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2021
Certified Biodynamic, Organic
Concrete Vat Fermented, De-stemmed fruit, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented
The winery takes its name from an important family from their area who was of Austrian heritage but whose family lived in Abruzzo for centuries. The last member of the family was Diego de Sterlich (1898-1976) who was a famous race car driver and co-founder of the Maserati brand in Italy. He also dedicated himself to winemaking and helped preserve a focus on quality winemaking in Italy.
Vinous – “Inky purple, staining the glass, the 2021 De Sterlich Monteulciano d’Abruzzo is hard to ignore. It shows an intense dried cherry, cedar shaving and clove blend. This is a sweeping and dramatic wine. Vibrant acidity excites the vividly ripe red and blue fruits, and sweet spice saturates toward the close. For all of its power and depth, this cleans up beautifully, citrus-tinged and crunchy with dusty tannins that resonate. Well done.” (92 Pts)