About Torre Zambra 2017 Madia, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
During the War Laurentino De Cerchio, Vincenzo’s son-in-law, was captured by the Nazi army and imprisoned in Germany; he succeeded in returning to Villamagna only in 1947. Back to the small village he took over the farm and began his constant activity of wine grower, re-planting the old vines destroyed and starting to build the winery. And that’s how, in 1961, the first “Torre Zambra” harvest was bottled.
The family works in a traditional winemaking style of the region, preferring spontaneous fermentations without the addition of yeasts. The Madia vineyards are the youngest of the winery with an average age of the vines between 10 and 15 years. They are located at an altitude of 380 feet above sea level with exposure to South and South West. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and the wine is aged in traditional concrete tanks for 12 months before bottling.
James Suckling scored this 92 points saying "This is a wonderful montepulciano that shows pure lavender and violet character, in addition to citrus and fresh herbs. Medium to full body, very dialed-in fruit and polished tannins and a medium, vibrant finish. Great value! Drink now."