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Wine review: Talamonti Tre Saggi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011, Italy

Rating
90.00
Year
2011
Region
Abruzzo
Varietal
Montepulciano
Price
$15.95

Talamonti, founded in 2001, crafts ripe, modern wines, but in Italy there's always a connection to the past. Here it's partly found in the name. Tre Saggi means "three wise men." The reference is to a fresco in the nearby church of Santa Maria in Piano depicting what are believed to be Judaism's patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Drink in the history as you savour the richly smooth blackberry, vanilla and chocolate flavours laced with savoury oak and sticky tannins; $19.95 in B.C., $16.98 in Newfoundland.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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