The Ciú Ciú Oppidum 2012 also hails from the Marche. This easy-drinking red wine is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes a portion of which spends some time in wooden barrels. Dry and full-bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity, this wine has fruity aromas and flavors of dark cherry with vanilla and a slight earthiness in the smooth finish. Also recommended, this wine works with all your Italian-American favorites and is priced at about $18 a bottle. 15%ABV.
Both of these wines were sent to me as media samples for review purposes.
My opinions are my own.