Frequent readers might remember Il Feuduccio winery from my 2011 Pecorino review. Located in Abruzzo, Italy the winery Il Feuduccio di Santa Maria d’Orni (that’s the full name but most people just refer to the winery as Il Feuduccio) produces three white, one pink, four red and one dessert wine. All four reds are classified as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC.
Feuduccio is not only the name of the winery but also the name of one of their four Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines. The bottle of the Feuduccio was from the 2006 vintage. 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes are used to make this red wine. Alcohol by volume is listed at 14%. Before aging at least eight months in the bottle the wine rests twelve months in small french oak barrels.
The wine scored 91 points at the Wine Advocate and it retails for 14€ in Germany. A US-based online retailer sells it for 27.99$.
The wine had a deep, ruby red color. ‘Feuduccio’ had a bouquet of dark ripe cherries, raisins, caramel, tobacco, licorice, and raspberry. On the palate, the wine was smooth, dry and a little bit fruity. Very harmonic and complex. The wine had a big body. I tasted cherry again. ‘Feuduccio’ had some mineralic notes, too. The finish was persistently long.
Since I did not plan to open this bottle that evening (until I did) the wine was not decanted. I believe 1-2 hours decanting would suit this Montepulciano d’Abruzzo very well.
Nevertheless I consider this wine to be a good Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The price is fair and I recommend the wine. Of course the wine can’t match Agriverde’s Plateo – but that one is also much more expensive.. but also much better..
Do you know the wines from Feuduccio? Do you like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines as much as I do? Let me know in the comment section 🙂