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About Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Wine Area
Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, rich in old traditions and displaying beautiful and wild rural landscapes. Here you will find proud and independent people and grapes which produces a wonderful red wine, the Montepulciano di Abruzzo.
About Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: Made at the 90% from Montepulciano, with the possible addition of up to 10% Sangiovese. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo has an intense ruby red wine color, with light violet accents. It’s a dry still wine with a soft, sapid, and lightly tannic taste. Its low key and pleasant bouquet offers hints of hints of cherry and red fruits, as well as licorice and herbs.
When it’s best to drink Montepulciano d’Abruzzo? 8 to 10 years from harvest.
Pairings for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: It matches perfectly with the local cuisine of Abruzzo: try pairing it with “pici al ragù” (taglierini pasta), Turkey in Canzanese style, herb roasted lamb chops, and pork chops with black pepper and bay. Matured cheeses are a great pair as well.
Where is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo produced? Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is produced in the whole Abruzzo region, while the DOCG Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane is produced exclusively in the province of Teramo, in towns such as Roseto degli Abruzzi, Montesilvano, San Vincenzo, Chieti, and Giulianova.