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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