La Valentina

Fattoria La Valentina was founded in 1990 in Spoltore, a village nestled amongst Pescara hills on the central coast of the Adriatic. Following initial research in the Santa Teresa vineyard, the winery's objective and passion became the quest for quality and the desire to promote the Abruzzese DOCs. Two major developments toward this goal occurred in 1998: the Binomio project was established with Stefano Inama and Luca D'Attoma took over the technical management of the cellars and vineyards.
The unique features of the region's microclimate, combined with vines well-suited to the land, give the wines their distinctive qualities. The nearby forests, mountains and the Adriatic sea are all determining factors in expressing the vine's originality, as represented in the "Linea Terroir" wines: Binomio, made exclusively from the grapes of a four-hectare vineyard in San Valentino in Abruzzo Criteriore; Bellovedere; and Spelt, from grapes from the Spoltore vineyards.
With time, there is a better understanding of the land to obtain healthier, more authentic wines with the use of farming methods that limit the use of chemicals and with minimal intervention in the land's natural processes. La Valentina seeks to respect the fruit of the land both on the vine and in the bottle, and to practice winemaking that allows for the fullest expression of the region's special qualities.

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Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A rich and layered red with dark berries, chocolate, and spice. Medium body, very fine tannins and a delicious finish. Balanced and ready.  Vinous 91  Bright ruby. Clean, fresh aromas of red berries and herbs show a strong balsamic-peppery nuance. Then flavors similar to the
Item Number: 33475
Case: $191.40
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La Valentina Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2015
"The Linea Classica wines represent the beating heart of La Valentina's, being the numerically most important se- lection, and are fruits of the idea that our products should faithfully represent the vines they originated from .the style combines tradition with modernity and an easy approach with
Item Number: 28051
Case: $125.40
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La Valentina Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media91 " Purple ruby. Fresh floral nuances strongly complement the aromas and flavors of blueberry and plum. Finishes long and vibrant with easygoing tannins, plenty of fruit and real purity. A knockout entry-level Montepulciano d’Abruzzo." ~ IA  Wine Advocate 88 "The 2014 Montepulciano

La Valentina Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2013
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A tangy and fresh red with lemon rind and blueberry flavors plus hints of new oak. Full-bodied, round and fruity. Always a delicious red." Drink now. —James Suckling  "Deep ruby colour, with purple shadows. The bouquet shows rose, delicate red fruits similar to currant and

La Valentina Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2012
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92" Fascinating aromas of dried fruits, orange peel, earth, pomace and meat. Full body with soft and tangy fruit plus a long, flavorful finish. It's decadent and citrusy on the finish besides the opulent and delicious red fruits. "

Fattoria La Valentina Spelt Montelpulciano 2001
91  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 90 "Promising nose, offering exotic fruits tinged with spicy oak. Medium-bodied with lots of fresh mineral character, but slightly austere just now. A serious, well-crafted red. Best after 2007. 2,100 cases made. (JS)"  Robert Parker 91 "The 2001 Montepulciano dAbruzzo Spelt,