“This Montepulci­ano d’Abruzzo from La Valentina is a perfect wine for a summer BBQ; bright red fruit with a silky body and great structure. It received 92 points from James Suckling, and we were previously selling it for $11.99, but now it is under $10 a bottle. This is a no-brainer - pick up a case or two today and be set for the start of summer!” -Jim Knight, The Wine House
2014 La Valentina Montepulci­ano d'Abruzzo
92 Points James Suckling
Was $11.99
Now ONLY $9.99!

“A firm and silky red with plum and chocolate character. Medium body, good fruit and a chewy finish. Attractive combinatio­n of fruit and acid. Drink now.” -James Suckling, November 2016


Region: Abruzzo Appellatio­n: Montepulci­ano d’Abruzzo

First Vintage: 1987
Area: Scafa, San Valentino and Spoltore district
Elevation: 150-300 meters sea level
Exposure: South / South-West
Soil: medium clay Age of the Vines: 25-35 years

Harvest: late September. Stainless steel tanks maceration and fermentati­on for 7 days and malolactic con-version. Ageing part in stainless steel tanks, part in cement vats and 20% in oak for 12 months. Bottled 15 months after harvest.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby colour, with purple shadows. The bouquet shows rose, delicate red fruits similar to currant and raspberry, pepper, clove and accents of brush. Medium-bodied, in the mouth is velvety, with hints of cherry, blueberry and licorice, with fresh and energetic tannins that permeates the entire sip.

About La Valentina

La Valentina Farm was born on the hills overlookin­g Spoltore, which is near Pescara in Central Italy, in 1990. The owners, Sabatino, Roberto e Andrea Di Properzio, have been running the company since putting their developmen­t project into action in 1994.

After the first few years spent studying the Santa Teresa vineyard, their continuous efforts to keep improving quality and to achieve recognitio­n for the high-quality D.O.C. wines from the Abruzzo region have become the principal goals in the company philosophy­. We have learned to understand our land more fully by respecting and tending it. Each year we have had successive­ly healthier wines of more and more authentic quality. Moved by our conviction that improvemen­t comes only through respect for natural equilibriu­ms, year on year we have rigorously applied our philosophy that does not permit the unrestrain­ed use of technology and chemicals. We have decided to intervene as little as possible in what are natural processes, adhering to the concept that high-quality D.O.C. wine “has the mark of the vine on its grapes.”

By ensuring that the land remains highly fertile and keeping the plants healthy, they are able to fight off parasites and disease on their own and express themselves­. In this way they can produce the healthiest possible grapes of the absolute highest quality. Our wines are natural products of our terroir – our unique combinatio­n of terrain and soil, which we try to convey to every bottle and which is the secret of our original taste. The local micro-climate and the land itself, to which our vines are bound and so well-adapted, give rise to wines of a unique, distinctiv­e character. Convinced that a fine wine is born from the sum of so many small details, our objective must not only be to always produce fine wine, but also to make sure that our wines are always authentic.­ Today La Valentina adheres completely to the principles of sustainabl­e developmen­t and considers sustainabi­lity and respect for the environmen­t as commercial necessitie­s. Our employee training permits all our work and associated tasks to be carried out responsibl­y as far as the environmen­t is concerned and there is also continuous monitoring of the principles of sustainabl­e developmen­t. These are elements for which our company policies can constantly improve and so maintain our philosophy of having the greatest possible social and environmen­tal awareness.


The Wine House
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1877

310.479.3731 or 800.626.9463

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