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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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  • Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020  Front Label
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    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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    • Podere Castorani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cadetto 2017  Front Label
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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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    • 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
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        Montepulciano from Marche, Italy
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        • Caldora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
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          • Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020  Front Label
            Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020
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