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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Binomio



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Key features

Grape VarietyMontepulciano



StyleFull & Opulent




Binomio is the brainchild of two old friends, Stefano Inama from Azienda Agricola Inama in the Veneto and Sabatino Di Properzio from Fattoria la Valentina.  The idea was simple and born from their conviction that Montepulciano is a native Italian grape of extraordinary potential.  High yields and sloppy vinification had robbed it of character in much the same way as Garganega's talents had been squandered in Soave.
The Binomio vineyard, a stunning plot which had been planted exclusively with the low-yielding ‘Africa’ clone of old vine Montepulciano in 1971 was purchased in 1999.  2002 marked the completion of the Binomio cellars complete with the latest steel fermentors and a spacious, climate-contolled barrel room.
Binomio 2001 was hailed by Wine Spectator as the greatest Montepulciano made and awarded 95 points.  This was followed by more accolades with the 2002 being awarded 91 points and 2003 gaining 92 points. Last year saw Binomio 2005 voted the best Montepulciano of the Year from the Italian magazine ‘Il Mio Vino’ and 92 points from Robert Parker.
The unique combination of mountainous terroir, old vines and a strict selection have allowed Binomio to produce a wine which, displays the concentration and complexity for which Montepulciano is famous.

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