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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  • 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

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    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

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    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

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

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Yesterday was great.  I attended two wine tasting events; the first with ... with ... then a La Quercia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, a Semifonte Rosso Pondere Ciona and finally the Tre Donne D'Arc blend.  I think we both bought the last one, plus several other bottles from the stock of wines in the shop.  There was also a crab soup tasting and we... Read More

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  • Gianni Masciarelli Montepulciano Dabruzzo Classica Case of 6 Bottles 2012

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    Wine review by cjdarr


  • Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010

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    Wine review by angem55


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

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    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


  • Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011

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    Dark smoke and toast showing on the nose with dark berries and a whiff of tomato leaf. This comes out strong in the mouth with candied plum and cherry fruit, strong tannins and a warming palate of toast and baking spice. Towards the finish the tannins are gripping and there's a licorice note with a slight herbal hint of medicine and more earth. ... Read More

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