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Citra Laus Vitae Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Citra
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionAbruzzo
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionMontepulciano d'Abruzzo
Drinking Window
GrapesMontepulciano
Wine Description:
Citra Laus Vitae Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a distinguished red wine from the Abruzzo region of Italy, known for its robust and flavorful Montepulciano grapes. Citra, a cooperative of skilled winemakers, crafts this wine with a deep respect for the region's winemaking traditions and the unique characteristics of its terroir. Laus Vitae, meaning "Praise of Life," is a selection of the finest grapes, carefully harvested from hillside vineyards where the climate and soil composition are ideal for ripening. The wine undergoes a meticulous vinification process, including aging in oak barrels, which imbues it with a rich complexity and smooth tannins. Citra's Laus Vitae Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a celebration of Abruzzo's winemaking heritage, offering a wine that is both authentically expressive and elegantly crafted. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and full-bodied with a deep red color
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential
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4.2
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Wine Expert Note:

The Citra Laus Vitae Montepulciano d'Abruzzo greets the senses with an inviting aroma of dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, mingled with hints of leather and tobacco. On tasting, it unveils a full-bodied and rich palate, showcasing flavors of ripe dark cherries, black currants, and a touch of spicy oak. The wine is well-structured with velvety tannins and a pleasant acidity, contributing to its balanced and harmonious profile. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving lingering notes of dark fruit, vanilla, and a hint of mocha. Read more
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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