Montepeloso A Quo 2022
First introduced with the 2008 vintage, A Quo is intended to be an affordable way to introduce consumers to the estate's unique aesthetic.
Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast – one of the hottest areas in Tuscany – is the 15-acre Montepeloso estate. The winemaker, Fabio Chiarelotto, admits about his wine that it’s “easy to produce concentrated wines in such a hot climate…but it’s much harder to achieve elegance and finesse.” In order to take full advantage of the terroir’s potential, he overhauled the vineyards in 1997 – retraining, pruning, and even regrafting many vines. In the cellar, he does relatively short macerations, employs natural yeasts during fermentation, and bottles without filtration.
Tasting Notes: Thw wine exhibits a ruby red color. The intense nose id dominated by dark fruits and balsamic notes, intermixed with spicy aromas and mineral notes. On the palate the texture is mineral combined again with hints of black fruits and aromatic woods.
30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 %Sangiovese, 10% Marselan and 10% Alicante
Just bottled, the 2022 A Quo is a bold, juicy wine to drink now and over the next few years. Succulent red cherry fruit, sweet spice, cedar, tobacco and new leather give this mid-weight, vinous red quite a bit of charm.