A recent DOC created in 2011, Villamagna is considered the finest terroir of the Abruzzo, limited to a total of 85 hectares among three municipal districts, Vacri, Bucchianico, and Villamagna. Torre Zambra's hillside estate vines grow at the 500-1000 ft. level with an ideal south-east facing exposure within the village of Villamagna. Torre Zambra is one of only five estates who produce wines from the Villamagna DOC.
The 2015 Villamagna is lush and supple. It highlights the best of the Montepulciano grape, showcasing plenty of fruit, a dark robe and gentle tannins. The 2015 Villamagna was fermented in stainless steel tank, aged in large cement vats for 6 months and then aged in a combination of new and used barrel for 10 months. The resulting wine is pure, unadulterated fruit. There are flavors of red cherry and plum, notes of cocoa powder and an underpinning of leather. Its gorgeous, plush mouthfeel is reminiscent of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpes. The 2015 Villamagna is constructed for maximum tasting pleasure.
Winery: Torre Zambra.
Grape: 100% Montepulciano, a red Italian wine grape variety. When fully ripened, Montepulciano can produce deeply colored wines, with moderate acidity and noticeable extract and alcohol levels.
Color: In the glass, the wine is pitch black.
Aroma: In the nose shows the typical notes of the Villamagna wines: cocoa powder, ground coffee and leather.
Palate: In the mouth the wine is intense, with perfect follow through, caressing mouthfeel and a peppery finale.
Pairing: Beef and venison.