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Feudi di Fontamara 'Sigillum' Rosso 2003
IGT Terre di Chieti, Italy $18.95
This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it This is a fabulous Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (85%) Aglianico (15%) red blend from a region that is east of Rome near the Adriatic Sea. 2003 was a blistering vintage and this reflects that. Look for robust aromas and flavours of dried and crushed fruits, savoury herbs and buckets of juicy black cherry. There's good structure, deft balance and a lengthy dry finish. Pair with spicy back ribs or pasta in a bolognese sauce. Stunning value here. Order now, by the case, from Rob Beardall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (VH)