Full-bodied red wine from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region. Deep color with raspberry notes, robust flavor, slightly tannic palate balanced with a smooth finish.
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo is a quintessentially food-friendly Italian red, with a pleasantly dry acidity that makes it the perfect pairing for classic Italian dishes, tomato-based pasta dishes, spicy sausages, and everyone's favorite: cheesy, tangy pizza.
Casata Parini is an ancient 18th-century villa that stands at the center of a vast, hilly plot in the heart of Abruzzo. It was here in 1982 that the estate was born, a winegrowing and wine-producing reality of primary importance, capable of joining rural tradition with that of modern technology.
A warm, Mediterranean vine-growing paradise, in Abruzzo, the distance from mountains to seaside is relatively short. The Apenniness, which run through the center of Italy, rise up on its western side while the Adriatic Sea defines its eastern border.
Wine composition tends to two varieties: Abruzzo’s red grape, Montepulciano and its white, Trebbiano. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo can come in a quaffable, rustic and fruity style that generally drinks best young. It is also capable of making a more serious style, where oak aging tames its purely wild fruit.
Trebbiano in Abruzzo also comes in a couple of varieties. Trebbiano Toscana makes a simple and fruity white. However when meticulously tended, the specific Trebbiano d’Abruzzo-based white wines can be complex and long-lived.
In the region’s efforts to focus on better sites and lower yields, vine acreage has decreased in recent years while quality has increased.
Montepulciano is the second most planted red variety in Italy after Sangiovese, though it is achieves its highest potential in the region of Abruzzo. Consistently enticing and enjoyable, Montepulciano enjoys great popularity throughout central and southern Italy as well. A tiny bit grows with success in California, Argentina and Australia. Somm Secret—Montepulciano is also the name of a village in Tuscany where, confusingly, they don’t grow the Montepulciano grape at all! Sangiovese shines in yet another Tuscan village, here making the reputable wine called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.