Ben says

★ Good Wine Purplish-red at the lip, this Montepulciano leads with aromas of red cherries, liquorice, leather and savoury vanilla. There’s also something lightly tangy, like redcurrants, on the nose. Slightly savoury on the palate with soft acidity and a medium body. It has some plummy tones and a little tannin at the fore. A nice entry level example of Montepulciano.

Franciacorta Nature 'Coupé'


100% Montepulciano with 13.5% abv. Sourced from 700 growers across 1,000 hectares of vines off the Adriatic coastline.

Grown in: Umbria and Tuscany, central ITALY.

Food Pairing

This wine is simplicity done well. Pair with a good Margherita pizza or pomodoro pasta with cherry tomatoes and basil.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased from The Wine Society at full retail price. Cork closure.

£7.95 from The Wine Society.

Reviewed and tasted: 6 August 2023

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

The Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is sourced from the co-operative Casa Vinicola Roxan, favoured by the late and great winemaker Edoardo Valentini. The co-op has over 700 grower members covering up to 1,000 hectares of vines. However, only 10% of the production is bottled by the coop under strict quality control, while the rest is sold in bulk. Roxan is located in the heart of Abruzzo overlooking the Pescara river valley.