After the 97 points and “Second Best Red Italian Wine” award assigned by Luca Maroni, another prestigious award is added to the rich medal list of Caroso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dop Riserva 2013. Wine Spectator, the most influential magazine in the world of wine also known as the “bible of wine”, attributes to it an extraordinary 91 points «oustanding wine», with superior character and style. A continuous success “a love beyond the time” of this Codice Citra’s historical wine, of which each bottle is a poetry to be tasted and an emotion to be sipped.

Caroso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dop Riserva – declares Valentino Di Campli, Codice Citra president – has been present in National and International markets for more than forty years and represents a perfect ambassador of Abruzzo territory. A refined and full-bodied wine, with a deep red color with light violet reflections, reflects in the glass the strong and gentle spirit of the Abruzzo winemakers. Today this award of Wine Spectator makes us proud and confirms the validity of our commitment to the enhancement and promotion of Abruzzo. This score honors even more our choice of continuing to work combining innovation and research with traditional peculiarities, to fully express the X-Factor of wines from Abruzzo.”

«Caroso» is a name linked to the ancient wine tradition of the territory. Its authenticity lies in the body, power and elegance that are manifested at the maximum thanks to the traditional vinification of the grapes, in short, “the wine as it once was“. It’s made from Montepulciano grapes from the vineyards cultivated by the 3,000 winegrowers within the 6,000 hectares, in areas where the ideal microclimatic conditions between the Adriatic Sea and Majella mountain favor the growth of excellent grapes.

“Caroso Montepulciano d’’Abruzzo dop Riserva 2013 – says Davide Dias, Codice Citra enologist – is an intense and bewitching wine in which fruity aromas are combined with spicy notes. The taste is elegant and powerful, rich in tannic texture with hints of red fruit combined with hints of spice and licorice. This result of great resonance rewards, once again, the new production philosophy of the company that, in collaboration with the dott. Riccardo Cotarella and prof. Attilio Scienza, is concentrating investments on projects of zonation and precision agriculture focused on enhancing the uniqueness of the Abruzzo’s terroir.”

Caroso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dop Riserva 2013 Palmarès:


  1. Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2018
  2. Gold Medal – China Wine spirits Award 2018
  3. Gold Medal – Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Award 2018
  4. 97 points and Second Best Red Wine of Italy – Luca Maroni’s Best Italian Wines 2019
  5. Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018
  6. Bronze Medal – Decanter Wine Awards 2018
  7. 89 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  8. Red Stamp – Merano Wine Awards 2018