The name Caroso is derived from the Italian, “Caro,” meaning elegant, rich and valued. It is sourced from a selection of exceptionally old vines (more than 55 yrs) planted on undulating hillsides that overlook the Adriatic. This is a truly unique corner of the world and it produces a truly unique and refined wine.
About the Vineyard
The patches of old vine Montepulciano that source Caroso are interspersed with olive groves, gardens, and wildflowers. They rest on steep hillsides at more than 1,100 feet of elevation within view of the sea. Here, the vines are cared for by hand.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel. The wine is then transferred to French oak for the malolactic conversion and 24 months’ aging. An additional 12 months refinement in bottle ensue before the wine is ready for release.
Deep purple with hints of plums and blackberry preserve. Velvety tannins and moderate acidity frame a muscular structure and long finish.
Caroso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo stands up to the most regal of dishes, although it works equally well on its own as a Vino da Meditazione. A classic pairing is seared chateaubriand.