A classic table wine from Abruzzo, Montepulciano is an under-appreciated workhorse. Chiusa Grande delivers accurate and delicious wines, grown biodynamically, with a nod to the ideals of natural balance as well as respect for tradition. This bottling is an example of how a low intervention, un-manipulated wine, can also be instantly crushable at a great price. Cherry, some light pepper and tobacco and an enticingly floral nose give all the pleasure of a more serious wine with none of the assault to your budget. A pizza wine for sure, but also lovely with cheese, or Netflix for that matter.