Review: 2022 Cantina Zaccagnini Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo

Review: 2022 Cantina Zaccagnini Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo

We recently had the pleasure of trying both the Tralcetto Montepulciano and the Pinot Grigio from Cantina Zaccagnini, with both wines showing commendable qualities. Now we have the good fortune to try the Cerasuolo varietal from this Abruzzo-based winery.

The wine pours a hue of medium salmon and presents aromas of cherry and strawberry complemented by a mild hibiscus note. A delicate balance of light acidity frames a palate largely featuring an interplay of vibrant strawberry and pomegranate, with a bit of faint minerality that amplifies over time. The finish is lingering, with the dominant strawberry note gradually dissipating over time leaving a curious touch of salinity at the end. Highly approachable, reasonably priced, and ready for the kick-off of warmer weather, it’s a well-crafted wine suitable for lighter seafood and pasta dishes.

B+ / $17 /

2022 Cantina Zaccagnini Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo




Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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