Vinous – September 12, 2019­­­ (USA press reviews/mentions)

In “Abruzzo and Molise: Another Brick in the Wall,” Ian D’Agata describes the Abruzzo and Molise regions, which he says are among the greenest and most beautiful of Italy. He writes about the new generation of winemakers and viticulturists joining family wineries and improving wines in the regions.

D’Agata tasted wines from both Abruzzo and Molise for this report. Among his reviews:

FERZO Pecorino IGP Terre di Chieti 2018 – 88 points
“Good pale yellow. Juicy and fresh on the nose of peach, quince and apple aromas and a hint of flowers. Flavors of grapefruit peel, mint and herbs, plus a light tropical fruit note. Very energetic if a tad simple on the medium-long finish, picking up hints of lime and sage. Offers uncomplicated drinking and early appeal.”

FERZO Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP 2016 – 87 points
“Dark ruby. Ripe red berry and cherry aromas, complicated by baking spices and dried flowers. Chewy red fruit and underbrush flavors are firmed by juicy but harmonious acidity, which carries into the long, herb-accented finish.”

CAROSO Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP Riserva 2015 – 86 points
“Also recommended.”