Name of varietal: Montepulciano

Common synonyms: Cordisco, Cordiscio, Cordisio, Morellone, Primaticcio, Primutico

Parentage of the grape: indigneous to Abruzzo, Italy

History of the grape: Let’s first clear up some confusion: Montepulciano is a grape. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a wine made from the grape, in the region of Abruzzo. Montepulciano is also a village in Tuscany, that happens to be nowhere near where the grape is grown. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the name of a wine that has absolutely no Montepulciano in it (it’s Prugnolo Gentile, the local name for Sangiovese). So why is a grape named for a village so far away from where it’s actually grown? No one knows.

What we do know is that Montepulciano, the grape, can be traced back to the region for centuries, with written history in 1793 making reference to it in the Abruzzo village of Sulmona. It had been commercially for at least 200 years before finally becoming the DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in Read more »

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  • Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano 2015


    Moist forest floor and sawdust notes with some fruit on the nose. A bit fruitier on the palate with notes of fresh berry, cherry and some spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Fattoria Nicodemi Terrana 2011


    Good light wine Read More

    Wine review by Willard Cook

  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015


    Not as amazing as the varietal in Italy. Too dry. Ended up using them for cooking. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Garofoli Rosso Piceno Farnio 2015


    excellent wine, very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by effell

  • Di Majo Norante "Ramitello" Biferno Rosso 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by effell

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Piccini Memoro Italia Vino Rosso d'Italia NV


    Produce Station, Ann Arbor, 4/2017. A strange but lovely red blend. It was consumed at Thanksgiving dinner, mostly if not exclusively be me. It definitely got better the longer it was in my glass. Great soft tannins with a long finish. Took 10 hours to empty the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • I was round at a mate’s house recently and he opened a bottle of Vin ... ... ... Chianti Classico and Montepulciano in Italy’s picturesque Tuscany region. One sip and you’re in heaven! The wine is a passito, which means that the wine has been made with grapes, (Trebbiano and Malvasia), that have been left to air dry on mats which results, as ... Read More

    From the article It's the right time for sweet wine.

  • Sangiovese is touted as the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is ... Chianti, and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. However, Sangiovese is as much at home in Romagna as it is in Tuscany. In fact, according to the Consorzio Vini di Romagna, pre-historic evidence suggests Sangiovese seems to be part of the vitis silvestris family, a nat... Read More

    From the article There's another side to Sangiovese wines.

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