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Montepulciano Wine

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Consistently enticing and enjoyable, Montepulciano wine enjoys great popularity throughout central and southern Italy and is gaining quite a following in many other parts of the world. Widely prolific in its homeland, Montepulciano is actually the second most planted red variety in Italy after Sangiovese, though it is most associated with the region of Abruzzo where it achieves its highest potential. A tiny bit grows in California, Argentina and Australia as well.

Tasting Notes for Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a dry, red wine. Dark and inky, Montepulciano brims with boysenberry, black plum and juicy tart cherry flavors. Typical aromas come in the form of berry pie, freshly cut Italian herbs, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s a full-bodied wine with fine to rustic tannins.

Perfect Food Pairings for Montepulciano

Historically this variety has been one to inhabit many pizzeria and cafe wine lists throughout central and into southern Italy, offering amazing value for everyday consumption. It is no doubt a perfect complement to a variety of other foods we are used to: barbecued brisket, meatloaf, Shepherd’s Pie and grilled portabella mushrooms. Think of it as the perfect alternative to Syrah, Petite Sirah or Malbec if you’re looking to broaden your horizons.

Sommelier Secrets for Montepulciano

The wine called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is actually not to be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Montepulciano is also the name of a village in Tuscany; Sangiovese grows there and is responsible for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The grape called Montepulciano grows in Abruzzo and makes the wine called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

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  • Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
    Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2016  Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2016
    Montepulciano from Molise, Italy
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  • Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020  Front Label
    Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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    • La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020  Front Label
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      Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
        Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
        Tiberio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (OU Kosher) 2016 Front Label
        Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (OU Kosher) 2016
        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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        • Casta Parini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
          Casta Parini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
          Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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          • Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Riserva 2016  Front Label
            Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Riserva 2016
            Montepulciano from Molise, Italy
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          • La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2017  Front Label
            La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2017
            Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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            • Poggio Anima Samael Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020  Front Label
              Poggio Anima Samael Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020
              Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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              • Caldora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
                Caldora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
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                • Umani Ronchi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere 2020  Front Label
                  Umani Ronchi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere 2020
                  Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018  Front Label
                    La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
                    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                    • Garofoli Rosso Conero Piancarda 2018  Front Label
                      Garofoli Rosso Conero Piancarda 2018
                      Montepulciano from Marche, Italy
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                      • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2017  Front Label
                        La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2017
                        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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