Harimann 2007 Pasetti, imposing and generous
Pasetti’s Harimann is an ambitious Montepulciano d’Abruzzo that does not disappoint with this 2007
The risk of making a select wine from low yield Montepulciano grapes (in this case 7000kg per hectare), which are harvested late and macerate long in the winery (“Langhe-style 25 days), is that the wine can be as imposing as it is commonplace. While easy to drink, something which distinguishes Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, it can be quite ordinary and not very ‘edgy’.
Harimann from Pasetti may not be the most talked about select wine among wine lovers but its grapes come from Pescosansonesco, an area of foothills situated more or less halfway between Grand Sasso and the Majella massif which is well-ventilated and cold at night. The wine made from these grapes may lack somewhat in complexity compared to the great reds of the appellation, but it is not caged in and is, in fact, distinctly ambitious.
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The grapes for this wine were picked at the start of November and the wine aged for 12 months in stainless steel vats and then for 30 months in new-wood barriques. The color is an opaque and...