If you are at all like me and have a glass of wine every night, sometimes you want something easy on the wallet. This Stella Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2011 750ml Italy Abruzzi is roughly $7 and certainly passes the wallet test.
Stella Montepulciano D’abruzzo smells very alcohol-ish with a deep inhale. Maybe I was just too excited to smell it, because when I tried again it smelt a bit like apples. It tastes a bit sharp on the back of the tongue, definitely a quick drink wine. However the wine does have a hint of nutmeg and, I’m not sure how I came up with this but it is in my notes, mascarpone taste.
I recommend this wine for a group of inexperienced wine drinkers, or for a family occasion. Any event where people will be drinking the wine, not sipping it…this is one where you won’t be getting any wine tears or pleasant after tastes. Please for the sake of good wines, don’t attempt to pair this with meats and cheeses.