Malandrino is the Italian word for "naughty, misbehaving, rascal." Originally conceived as a blend of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvigon, Malandrino is now 100 percent Montepulciano. The Montepulciano varietal originates from the Valle Peligna in the Abruzzi region.
Color: Deep ruby red. Bouquet: Complex aromas of fruit, black cherry, plum and black currant, as well as pleasant mineral and smoky notes. Flavor: Very balanced, with agreeable tannins, full body and a nice long finish. Pairings: First courses with meat or cheese sauces, game, braised and stewed meat, roasted meat and hard cheeses.