Montepulciano

Montepulciano

The Montepulciano grape stands as a cornerstone of Italian viticulture, flourishing in Central and Eastern Italy. Despite its name, it maintains no genetic ties to the renowned Tuscan town of Montepulciano nor its celebrated Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which predominantly features Sangiovese. Renowned for its adaptability, Montepulciano thrives in a spectrum of soil types and climates. Exhibiting robust growth characteristics, it yields generously and matures late in the season, offering winemakers flexibility in cultivation and harvest.

The heartland of Montepulciano lies in the Abruzzo district, where its flagship incarnation, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, reigns supreme. Here, it delivers wines of remarkable character and distinction. In the Marche region, it harmonises with Sangiovese to craft illustrious blends such as Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno, showcasing its versatility and capacity for nuanced expression.

Montepulciano wines typically embody a light to medium-bodied profile, brimming with fruit-forward flavours. Often characterised by gentle tannins and moderate acidity, they offer immediate pleasure and accessibility, best enjoyed in their youth. Yet, a select cadre of visionary producers employs low-yielding old vines, crafting 100% Montepulciano wines that undergo meticulous oak ageing. These esteemed bottlings defy convention, evolving gracefully in the bottle over a decade or more, unfurling layers of complexity and refinement.

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2009 Kurni, Oasi Degli Angeli, Marche, Italy
Red
2009
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2012 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Valentini, Abruzzo, Italy
Red
2012
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2021 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo, Italy
Red
2021
Lay down
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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