Montepulciano di Abruzzo

Montepulciano di Abruzzo{mohn-teh-pool-CHAH-nooh dee Ah-brew-zoh} is a red wine grape, which originally comes from Italy. The wines made from these grapes are considered to be the most popular wines in Italy. The grapes main characteristics are low-acidity and bland tannins, which make it ideal for drinking in a chill day. The grapes are mostly grown in Abruzzo, but wines can be found all around the world. Often Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is mistaken by the Tuscany’s wine “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano”; they are both different wines with distinct regions and grapes.






Jasci produces an array of wines. Candid focuses on their indigenous varieties including Montepulciano di Abruzzo, Trebbiano, and Pecorino.


Lucia Monti is revitalizing La Pietra, the winery that has been in the family for five generations, but not always actively producing wine.  Her great grandfather Pietro Monti planted grapes for the family’s use more than one hundred years and later passed it to his son, Tomasso Monti (known locally as “Tommasone”.   In the sixties  Tomasso started selling the wines at local markets and continued for two decades.


Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria, is most famous for Sagrantino and the Napolini family produces a dense, structured Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG that stands alongside the best in the region. This wine, by law, is made from 100% Sagrantino. The family’s Montefalco Rosso And their Rosso di Monti incorporates Sangiovese, Montepulciano di Abruzzo and Merlot and offer tremendous value.

Montepulciano di Abruzzo

Color of grape red with purple.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Origin  Italy
Most common in  Italy
Phonetic pronunciation  mohn-teh-pool-CHAH-nooh

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