Cantina Frentana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Vallevo 2015

£8.50

Cantina Frentana is situated in the foothills of the 'Majella Massif', which sounds like an Indian street gang to us, but we are assured it's a mountain range in Abruzzo...

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Cantina Frentana is situated in the foothills of the 'Majella Massif', which sounds like an Indian street gang to us, but we are assured it's a mountain range in Abruzzo famed for its beautiful alpine meadows. Well, you learn something new every day.


But where were we? Ah yes, Cantina Frentana. This co-op has produced this cracking Montepulciano red wine - from the grape of the same name - which has flavours of red apples, prunes and violets, with a firm structure and acidity.

Abruzzo was home to vineyards and winemaking before Roman times and, founded in 1960, the Cantina Frentana cooperative says they are among the first wineries in the region to organise the production and marketing of Abruzzo's wines throughout the world. The Cantine Frentana cellar is located in the foothills of the Majella massif, facing the splendid Adriatic coast of the Trabocchi. Sea breezes, together with the deep calcareous soil, define a ‘terroir’ that can yield fantastic wines.


Their most precious wines are fined and aged in French oak barrels, barriques or bottles for up to four years after the harvest, before they are put on the market. Senior oenologist Gianni Pasquale decides when they are ready for either bottling or selling, in the conviction that no technology or additive can take the place of the time (and patience) when producing wines of quality.


This Montepulciano is fermented on the skins for about 10 days and malolactic fermentation takes place in steel vats. An intense ruby colour, with purple hues, the Vallevo has flavours of red apples, prunes and violets, with a firm structure and acidity.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.