2020 Corno Grande Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is a dry red wine produced on the east coast of central Italy in the Abruzzo wine region. Wines from this area are often enjoyed in ways similar to lighter reds from Beaujolais and some parts of Sonoma County – served slightly cool (around 65 degrees F) and while relatively young.

Producer: Ettore Galasso is a privately owned wine producer based in the province of Pescara. Corno Grande is Italian for “big horn” – which explains the big horn sheep on the label.
100% Montepulciano grapes. Montepulciano wine grapes should not be confused with the town of Montepulciano in Tuscany or “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano” wines produced in that area. 
Vineyards: Loreto Aprutino and Città Sant’Angelo in the hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Production: Steel tanks and oak barrels.
Reviews: Our score: 91. Drink now through 2024.
Retail ≅ $25.

Tasting Notes

This wine is for those who enjoy: Light red wines with big wine characteristics great for sipping or pairing.
Appearance: Deep ruby red.
Aroma: Plum and black cherry.
Taste: Montepulciano is known for flavors of dark stone fruit, pepper, and spice.
Finish: Balanced and smooth, soft tannins.
ABV: 13%
Pairing: Hearty soups, stews, and red meats.

Major Wine Regions Of Italy

Disclosure: Author of this review has no business or personal relationships with producers, importers, distributors, or retailers of this wine and received no compensation of any kind.