Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Le Salare, Fratelli Barba 2018
Fratelli Barba is a family business established in the Abruzzo region since the 18th century. The estate covers 684 hectares, producing olive oil, dairy, orchard fruits, as well as wine. Over the last 25 years, Giovanni Barba has dedicated himself to constant quality in every aspect of their winemaking. The cellar built in 1991 is steadily modernised to implement higher quality each year. Montepulciano is generally viewed as just a soft and easy going red. This one in particular punches well above its weight with rich and complex notes of dark cherries, ripe red fruits, plums, spices, almonds and a lengthy mineral finish.