Art of Earth Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
The certified organic grapes for this bottle were grown in the light, sandy loam of Abruzzo DOC in eastern Italy, between the Adriatic sea and the Apennine Mountains. The variety is full, 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, the wine hits a reasonable 13.5% abv on the alcohol scale and it retails for $12.
This wine certainly smells like it is the art of the earth. There are abundant minerals to go along with the ripe, red cherry aromas and the sweet oak on the nose. The palate follows suit and lays in a racy acidity on top of the firm tannins. Spaghetti Bolognese would be a nice pairing, but I had mine with a pork chop and loved it.