Seachange Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
DOC Della Venezie, Veneto, Italy
Nestled between the foothills of the Apennines and the Adriatic coast, the Abruzzo region is one of Italy’s most mountainous areas. The region’s altitude not only gives the hillside vineyards the perfect amount of exposure to the sun but also ventilation from the cool, dry sea breeze of the Adriatic. This specific climate gives rise to a wine that boasts full, red fruit flavours, rich from the sun, but also light, velvety tannins that give the wine great structure.
It’s estimated that 56% of the planet’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species have consumed plastic. In one study in the UK, all the animals washed up on Britain’s shore that were examined by scientists had traces of plastic in their stomachs. By purchasing this Sea Change Montepulciano you are directly supporting Ocean Generation who turn ocean science into understandable and practical tools that people everywhere can use in their daily lives.
Tasting Notes: Sea Change Montepulciano D’Abruzzo manages to be both easy drinking and full of flavour. Hints of cherry and raspberry are intertwined with cinnamon and smoky spice. The delicate tannins help give the wine a smooth mouthfeel coupled with gentle acidity, perfect for numerous food pairings. This truly is a wine that can be enjoyed by both those who love their complex reds or those who simply want an enjoyable, approachable summer red. Perfect on its own as a winter warmer or to accompany dishes from all seasons.
When to drink: Sea Change Montepulciano D’Abruzzo can be enjoyed at room temperature or even gently chilled. Whilst it has the potential to age a year or so, Sea Change recommend that it is drunk while it’s still relatively young.
Find yourself a new favourite wine from Sea Change, a social enterprise making waves of change with their eco-friendly wines.
These winemakers are committed to creating exceptional drinks and caring for our oceans in equal measure. Look closely at the beautiful hand drawn illustrations on each bottle and you’ll notice the marine animals depicted have bits of plastic inside, reflecting the effects of plastic pollution.
Keen to be part of the solution, Sea Change put real thought into their own packaging. There are none of those plastic wraps around their bottle tops and the labels are a mix of paper from certified sustainable forests and grape waste too. Even the corks are made from a renewable plant-based material.
Sea Change also gives back to conservation charities who help protect marine animals too, making a donation for every bottle sold. All this adds up to a lot of small ripples of change and one big positive impact per bottle.
Better still, there’s a great variety in their award-winning range. So you can toast to making a difference whether you’re partial to a prosecco, reds like negroamaro, whites like sauvignon blanc or a rosé.