2006 Oriel Palio

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Abruzzo, Italy


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Name Story

Palio is named for an annual race in the teramo province of Abruzzo where teams compete for a prize by rolling barrels through the streets.


Stefano Chioccioli

Vineyards | Winemaking

Hand-picked in small baskets from hillside vineyards that face the Adriatic. Cooling sea breezes temper the hot days and allow for full ripeness and balance. Clay and limestone soils. Temperature-controlled fermentation and aging in oak casks.


100% Montepulciano. Picked: October 10, 2005.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Ripe black cherry, almond and fresh herbs. Taste: Rich cherry with hints of nutmeg and mint, and sweet, delicate tannins.

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Bottle: 750ml