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July 27, 2015
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

If this wine conjures up visions of the town of Montepulciano in Tuscany, shift gears and zoom in on Abruzzo and Molise, the rugged, mountainous, and breathtaking regions in the center of Italy’s eastern coast. This DOC wine is typically dry with soft tannins and is usually consumed when young. In Teramo, Montepulciano grapes are combined with up to 10% Sangiovese grapes to produce Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane. This DOCG wine is the region’s best, noted for its deep ruby color, strong characteristic aroma, and velvety, full-bodied taste. Pair this regional specialty with red meats and game. It is also a match made in heaven when paired with Maccheroni alla Chitarra dressed with the traditional tomato sauce.