The red grape variety Montepulciano is widespread in central Italy and used in Abruzzo for the famous Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. It is an ancient grape variety, distinguishable from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is made of Sangiovese. Montepulciano was named after the Tuscan city of the same name, located in the province of Siena.
Appellation: D‘Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard: vineyards in the Abruzzo region
Vineyard training system: Guyot
Vineyard soil: calcareous clay
Vinification: maturation in barrique for 6 months
Food Pairings: spicy starters, red meat, game, typical dishes of the Abruzzo region, cheese
Characteristics: brilliant ruby red colour, intense scents of red berries, sour cherries, smooth, harmonious, soft tannins