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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  • Emark - you got it. If they have Zinfandel, they shouldn't also list it by ... by ... who is making a good Montepulciano! He does Aglianico too but his Montepulciano is seriously drinkable.As far as Grignolino, good catch. I don't know why it's not on the list except that maybe there's just so little of it? Which as far as I'm concerned, is n... Read More

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  • OK, I'll put this one here, since it is produced form a blend of two grape ... ... list, above:  Montepulciano and Aglianico: Also, I should mention that this is another Costco Selezione.I have never heard of the Molise DOC, but, then again, I am definitely not the most worldly wine drinker.  This one hit my sweet spot by not blasting me in t... Read More

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  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... know ... *NebbioloDolcettoMontepulcianoCharbonoTeroldegoCinsaut *SouzaoCenturianSalvadorPinotageAglianicoCarmenereCounoiseDornfelderTouriga Francesca&nbs Read More

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  • Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.o.c.g. Rot Trocken Toscana 2008

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    Wine review by jtfluitt


  • 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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  • Gran Conti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012

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    Smooth drinking, well balanced with a bit of spice. Red fruit/blackberry balance. Not a lot of staying power in the fridge. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tralcetto 2011

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    Purchased this one from Jubilation Wine & Spirits - they have 2 racks of Wines ... $20 or less...Never tried a Montepulciano. Quite a delight, opens with a bit of baking spices, stewed plum and cherry, a touch of fruity chocolate and mineral. Very smooth, full in the mouth, medium dry, medium acidity, long finish. Perfect with food and a perfe... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Capestrano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Campirosa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cerasuolo Doc. Dino Illuminati 2012

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    I stumbled across this in a wine shop and bought two bottles. I am a big fan of rose' wine in the summer, because I like a chilled wine with a little more structure. It's rare to find Cerasuolo where I live. The wine is fruity, with lovely berry flavors but with some bitter almond too. Drank it with some fairly salty pasta and it was perfect. Read More

    Wine review by bropaul


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