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Montepulciano

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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 2018  Front Label
    Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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    • Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
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      Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017  Front Label
        La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017
        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (OU Kosher) 2016 Front Label
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        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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        • Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Riserva 2014  Front Label
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          Montepulciano from Molise, Italy
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        • Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015  Front Label
          Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015
          Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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        • La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
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          • Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018  Front Label
            Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
            Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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            • Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Marina Cvetic Riserva 2017  Front Label
              Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Marina Cvetic Riserva 2017
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              • Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016 Front Label
                Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016
                Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                • La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2015  Front Label
                  La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2015
                  Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                • Garofoli Rosso Conero Piancarda 2016 Front Label
                  Garofoli Rosso Conero Piancarda 2016
                  Montepulciano from Marche, Italy
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                  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2016  Front Label
                    La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2016
                    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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