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2010 Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy

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Over all vintages, this was the 7852nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5366th

Score: 83.
The Wine-Searcher score of 83/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
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83/100 (15 notes from 15 users )  
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 Bronze
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Price History for 2010 Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy
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Grape Variety: Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a red wine grape variety grown widely in central Italy, most notably its eastern Abruzzo, Marche and Molise regions. The variety was named after the Tuscan parish of Montepulciano, but, confusingly, is not used in the famous wines produced there (see Vino Nobile di Montepulciano).

Globally appreciated for their soft flavors, strong color and gentle tannins, Montepulciano wines are typically best consumed in their youth and with food. The deep purple juice of Montepulciano grapes is used in varying proportions to produce wines under roughly 50 of Italy's DOC and DOCG titles. Although sometimes used on its own, it also responds well to blending with other varieties, ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine region

    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 ... more

  • Abruzzo wine region

    Abruzzo is a region on the east (Adriatic) coast of central Italy, situated halfway up the 'boot’. Its immediate neighbors are Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west and ... more

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