La Quercia 2009
Riserva Colline Teramane
Over the last decade, La Quercia has quietly emerged as one of the most important qualitative wineries in Abruzzo. Antonio Lamona's standout Montepulciano is one of the top wines in its category, and their (non-certified) organic, old-vine, low-yield recipe offers exceptional wines every year. Enter the estate's flagship wine, the Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG. Made from 50 year-old vines and aged in oak for two years, this is an enophile's delight. With notes of cocoa, rhubarb, blackberry and herbs, it has a classic, slightly lush mouthfeel. Arguably the estate's best-ever wine.