Montepulciano Wine


Montepulciano is a region and grand Medieval town in Tuscany in central Italy. This is where the wines Vino Nobilie di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano are produced. These wines are not made from the grape Montepulciano, which is far away in Abruzzo. Instead they are from the place called Montepulciano, based on Prugnolo Gentile, the local name for Sangiovese Grosso. Though the confusion of the place and grape is very understandable. 
Montepulciano is located between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana in the Siena province. Evidence that wine was enjoyed here dates as far back as the Etruscan period, several centuries BC. An Etruscan chalice was discovered near the town in 1868 depicting Fluflun, the Etruscan god of wine, playing a drinking game with a maenad (female worshipper). Other written evidence exists such as an account of the Gauls’ fascination with the local wine. in 1549, Sante Lancerio, the cellar master to Pope Paul III Farnese, wrote that the wines Read more »

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  • Ca' Donini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015


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    Wine review by Geno Geno

  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... ... McGuigan The Shortlist Montepulciano - This was a surprise packet as the variety is pretty new to us down under,  a very impressive wine given the youth of the vines and the newness of the brand good depth and length and quite well balanced rich flavour at AUD25 d... Read More

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  • La Cacciatora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2009


    did not really like it... too bland Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Shsim, nice to see you dropping in.  I mentioned that Fonseca Periquita a ... find some more of this $5 Montepulciano di Abbruzzo that has become my go-to pizza wine.  Good with red sauced pasta, too.  Called Mille Fiore, probably a brand made for the US.  Simply, fruity, with the acid to work with tomato bases. The Bila Haut that costs in the... Read More

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  • Wasn't syrupy to me.  Not like, oh, a lot of overdone cabs.  For ... lasagna, and I wanted cheap Montepulciano, so I bought a $10 Quattro Mani.  It was just great, fruity, delicious.  Nothing at all complicated, but satisfying purple legs that stained the glass, grapey taste that went on and on.  I've had lots of boutique wines from those oh-s... Read More

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  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014


    Strawberry and cranberry aromas with tart focused fruit and mineral earthiness on the nose with a pleasant floral character. Fresh, tart red fruit palate of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry with bright acidity and structured tannins, a creamy milk chocolate towards the finish with soft earth. Read More

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  • I'll add my welcome.  Auburn eh?  I know it well.  My old ... ... found some gems there.Montepulciano...nice.  I like Italian wine too, but Washington is hard to bea Read More

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  • Fattoria la Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012


    Red berry fruits, a tangy citrusy note with earthy overtones to a soft tannic edge that blends well with an acidic finish that a juicy, fruit tinged finish. Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Cantina Zaccagnini Sangiovese Blend Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cerasuolo 2012


    Clean on palate. Good choice. May need to breathe Read More

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