RKS Wine 2023: KISSING Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

A good Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is simple and satisfying. Perhaps like this commentary. Oh, I should add while in the corporate world one of the slogans I encountered (or better said was battered over my head for a particular year) was Keep It Simply Simple (KISS). You might wish to observe that everything could be kept simple except for the calculation of the bonuses of the “Senior Management Team” that defied all logic. Greed can lose itself in “complications”.

Aroma: Grape, plum and slate.

Palate: Not many tannins here. Can we say COSTCO generic? Unassuming therefore unoffending? It hits the throat in a tidal wave bashing its way around the mouth and just lingers refusing to leave.

Personality: You’ll love me. I will love you. Woodstock again! I’ll be your…what do those Americans say…”house wine”. Buy lots of me!

Food Match: Almost any food will do except for plainly, not tomato sauce, versions of fish. Grilled squid and octopus will be well rewarded with this wine!

Cellarbility: Enjoy in 2023! This wine will be back soon!

Price:  $17.95(Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating; 87/100. If there was such category as a versality and affable score 97/100! KISS this this wine!

(Niro Di Citra 2018 Montepulciano DOC, Citra Vina, Ortona, Italy, 750 mL, 13.5%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 278150).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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