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2007 Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Calisto


  • Italy
  • Abruzzi
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
CT89.6 38 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Mr T wrote:

    January 26, 2023 - My description is essentially in line with that of Winemaker when the wine was tasted in 2020. Remains remarkably youthful and slow to evolve. Definitely better 2nd night with more time and air. No rush to open and if you do open, give it air

  • winemaker Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 3, 2020 - Last bottle. Very purple and dark for a 13 yo wine! Loads of rich, blackberry fruit. Tannins have softened since I had the last bottle. Fairly tart. Big and long. Impressive wine.

  • Madface35 Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 8, 2020 - Really impressed with how lively and fresh this still it. Not really my style but well made. Deep rich fruit, blackberries.

  • winemaker Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 29, 2019 - Really good. Some taste aspects are similar to Sangiovese, but this had really intense, sweet fruit up front accompanied with some firm tannins on the finish. A wine to contemplate. Way better than earlier bottles and I am glad I have more.

  • winemaker wrote:

    January 22, 2019 - Deep, dark red. Full and rich. Extracted. Concentrated. Some oxidation. There is a slight hint of prunes here. Fairly tart. Unbalanced. Not awful, but clearly not the 93 points Galloni gave it. Could it be an off bottle? We'll see, I have 2 left. Won't get better from here! I wonder if this wine could have used more sulfite.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring the Best of Central and Southern Italy (June 2011) (link)

    (Valle Reale Montepulciano D'abruzzo San Calisto) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    2/16/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Calisto) Opaque red violet color; ripe plum, cedar, ripe berry nose; tasty, tight, tart red berry, red plum, currant palate; medium-plus finish


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    10/29/2010 (link)

    (SAN CALISTO Valle Reale) San Calisto Dear Friends, This is one of those rare instances where I know very little about the wine offered - I'm going off a tip received in the middle of the night from a friend in Rome and his success rate over the last 10-15 years is uncanny. The wine is 2007 San Calisto, an old-vine Montepulciano that is among the most talked about wines on the insider circuit in Italy. It’s not as though this is an unknown (last year’s 2006 was a if I remember?) but the 2007 is supposedly a breakout wine that has garnered praise usually reserved for entrants such as Valentini or even Conterno. Luca Maroni is set to anoint the 2007 in his top five red wines in all of Italy (I’ve heard it has a chance at the the top 1-2 spots) and yesterday it was given a . Most telling of all may be the interesting Gambero Rosso rating, above regular Tre Bicchieri (they gave it a ). Basically, for what appears to be a moderate cost, we may have something substantially undervalued on our hands... While I usually do not focus this much attention on reviews, the deck is so heavily stacked that it’s tough to ignore, especially when the tariff is (not like the other typical contenders). If you have any interest in this wine, please let Niki know at your earliest convenience. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 6/person until we run out. This parcel has perfect provenance directly from the source in the Abruzzo... 2007 San Calisto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo - (there are only a few dozen cases of this wine for the entire US, if we run out the NY metro area has 10 or so cases at about the same price) To order: niki@garagistewine.com This parcel is set to depart form Italy – it will arrive in Dec (please check OARS for local pick up after Dec 15th). It will ship during the Spring shipping season. Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure. For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Valle Reale
  • Varietal Montepulciano
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard San Calisto
  • Country Italy
  • Region Abruzzi
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 143 (35%)
  • Consumed 271 (65%)

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