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Montepulciano

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Consistently enticing and enjoyable, Montepulciano 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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  • Cerulli Spinozzi Torre Migliori Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
    Cerulli Spinozzi Torre Migliori Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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    • Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013  Front Label
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      • Nicodemi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Neromoro Riserva 2013  Front Label
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      • Cataldi Madonna Toni Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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      • Valle Reale Vigne Nuove Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
        Valle Reale Vigne Nuove Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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        • Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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          • Cantina Valle Tritana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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            • DeAngelis Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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              • Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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                • La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                  La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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                  • Carletto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                    Carletto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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                    • Umani Ronchi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere 2013 Front Label
                      Umani Ronchi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere 2013
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                      • Le Terrazze Rosso Conero 2013 Front Label
                        Le Terrazze Rosso Conero 2013
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                        • Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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                          • Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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                            • Garofoli Rosso Conero Piancarda 2013 Front Label
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                              • Cataldi Madonna Malandrino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                                Cataldi Madonna Malandrino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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                                • Marchione Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                                  Marchione Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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                                  • Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (3 Liter Box) 2013 Front Label
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                                    • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2013 Front Label
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                                      Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                                    • Il Feuduccio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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                                      • Poggio Anima Samael Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
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                                          • Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Front Label
                                            Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
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