Their website explains a bit of the storied history of the Montepulciano grape. Hannibal reportedly gave the wine to his soldiers for its supposed restorative powers, and Ovid praised it in a poem. The Citra umbrella shades a lot of labels, and this would appear to their bargain brand, as it sells for less than ten bucks.
There was scant information available about the wine, but a winemaking team of 19 worked on it, so at least they had a lot of experience in the cellar. Alcohol hits a reasonable 13% abv.
Citra Vini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017
The nose on this 2017 Italian wine is a bit fuzzy at first, but the cherries and blackberries are there, along with a strong initial whiff of chocolate. It's medium-ruby in color and offers cherry, black cherry and a hint of raspberry on the palate. Tannins are reasonable, if not very firm, and the acidity is quite refreshing. I snacked it with a hard Italian cheese, the name of which escapes me. Pair it with meat or tomato sauce dishes and you'll be fine.