Monday, January 30, 2012
Wine from my collection: Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2009
Don't let the name throw you--this is a really great montepulciano, inexpensive, and you don't even need to remember the name. Just look for the bottle with the stick on it.
Montepulciano is an Italian grape, and this wine is fruity (lots of blackberry and plum notes), well-balanced, and goes with damn near everything. It's one of the wines by the glass offered at my restaurant, and seriously, it goes with damn near everything. I sell it as the "staff favorite," (which, as I'm staff, and it's my favorite, is true), and I've yet to find anyone that didn't love it.
Plus, it retails for $12 - $15. It's a win all the way around.