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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Wine

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines, and can be found on wine store shelves all around the world. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast. It is quite distinct from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is a Sangiovese-based wine from Tuscany.

The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC title was created in 1968, and covers a vast area of eastern Abruzzo. It spans all 75 miles (120km) of Abruzzo's coastline (right up to the border with Molise in the south and Marche in the north) and spreads inland for roughly 20 miles (32km). Much of western Abruzzo is too mountainous for effective viticulture, so most Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines come from the low hills, plains and coastal areas. The finest examples come from the hills of the Teramo province; these have been granted their own DOCG title Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane.

Collecorvino in Abruzzo Montepulciano country
Frances Reeve

Montepulciano, one of Italy's most popular red wine grapes, has thrived in Abruzzo since the middle of the 18th century. A plump grape, which gives good yields of easy-drinking wine, it is popular with producers and consumers alike. The variety typically provides deeply colored juice (which varies from ruby to purple depending on vintage and the particular winemaking techniques used) with low acidity and soft, unobtrusive tannins.

The Montepulciano grape variety is almost entirely unconnected with the Tuscan town of Montepulciano with which it shares its name. The grape was named after the town, and was once widely used there.

To earn the right to be called Riserva a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine must spend at least three years ageing (at least six months of which must be in oak) before being released to market. These wines have the ability to age exceptionally well if the right winemaking know-how is put into practice.

There are five viticultural sub-zones which have been identified as producing Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines of particular quality, and their names may well be found on labels, written as part of the appellation title. These are: Alto Tirino, Casauria, Teate, Terre dei Peligni and Terre dei Vestini.

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We found 548 wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Cantina Zaccagnini il vino 'dal tralcetto' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $13 1080
Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $108 2135
Azienda Agricola Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $275 2156
Marramiero Inferi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, Italy Montepulciano $27 2643
Villa Medoro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $11 3250
Cantina Zaccagnini il vino 'dal tralcetto' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, Italy Montepulciano $15 3366
Farnese Gran Sasso 'La Bella Addormentata' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano, Italy Montepulciano $11 4384
Farnese 'Villa Farnia di Farnese' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $13 4677
Farnese Casale Vecchio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $13 4776
Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $8 4902
Terra d'Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $13 4943
Cantina Tollo 'Colle Secco Rubino' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $10 5235
Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $11 5264
Caldora Yume Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $23 5521
Oriel Palio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $17 6049
Nestore Bosco 'R' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $11 6080
Masciarelli Marina Cvetic S. Martino Rosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $23 6540
Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $17 6600
Talamonti 'Moda' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $8 6709
Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $6 6748
Italo Pietrantonj Etichetta Nera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $13 7326
Zonin Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $6 7563
Caldora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $10 7634
Cantina Miglianico Montupoli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $10 8342
Nicodemi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy Montepulciano $11 8648
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