Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Wine

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The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC covers the whole of the eastern section of the entire Abruzzo region of Italy. Production of the wine is concentrated to the areas bordering the Marche to the north, the Molise to the south and the sections below the Appenines Mountains. Any farther west and conditions are too rough for viticulture. 
Before launching into production of the wine, a very important distinction must be mentioned: Here Montepulciano is the grape, whereas in Tuscany, it’s not the grape but the place (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano). General rule: if you see Montepulciano as the first word in a label name, it’s the grape, and probably from Abruzzo. If it’s the last, it’s probably made from Sangiovese and refers to the place in central Italy. 
The Montepulciano varietal has been flourishing in the Abruzzo since the 18th century, and the area became a DOC in 1968. It’s a plush, juicy grape that’s easy to cultivate, Read more »

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  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Chronicon D.o.c. Zaccagnini Itália Abruzzo 2005


    This is one of my favorite go to wines when serving pasta. It's rich and a little dry and pairs so well with hearty pasta or even meat dishes. Read More

    Wine review by Caligirlintpa

  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Farnese Fantini Montepluciano d'Abruzzo 2013


    Mariano's 8/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Jasci & Marchesani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Zonin Montepulciano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1995


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    Wine review by milan101

  • One of my favorite "daily" wines is a Montepulciano D'abruzzo.  Its only $6.99 a bottle and absolutely amazing for that price point.  Red fruit forward with a little earthiness to it... Cherry, strawberry and a little spice.  Amazing with a number of different items.  Available here at Vinovin Online Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Friso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012


    Liked it a lot. Read More

    Wine review by vermouth22

  • Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Clemente 2011


    Had at Victor's Read More

    Wine review by runningbear

  • Jasci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011


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    Wine review by Numerien

  • The best thing to do would be try some.  Try a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo or Chianti.  They should be pretty mellow.  Read More

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  • bjr a touts vremment tres bon vin plus petit prix

    Comment by 1179773Polska Krupa 1179773 Polska Krupa

  • Much more... being a Sommelier too It is one of the best Italian red wines, disregarded for many years. Now thanks to excellent Producers like Masciarelli, Valntini, Pepe, etc, it is really a wine to be considered between 80 to 90 points. It depends from many factors. Thanks,regards Leonetto

    Comment by 836095leonetto 836095 leonetto

  • Just a small correction: the grape is not Sangiovese as you are stating. It is Montepulciano , similar to Sangiovese but NOT the same. In this case the grape gives its name to the wine Thanks

    Comment by 836095leonetto 836095 leonetto

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