Montepulciano and Sangiovese are two of Italy’s most widely planted grape varieties and are commonly blended together in Abruzzo, Marches, Umbria and Lazio. Of the commercially produced wines, the blend is most often used in the Marches DOCs of Rosso Piceno and Rosse Conero on the Adriatic coast. There are also significant volumes of country-style wines made from these two ubiquitous Ita ... more
The Montecucco DOC sits in the southern part of the charming Tuscany region, in central Italy. This area is nestled between Montalcino, home of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, and Scansano, birthplace of the Morellino di Scansano DOCG. Despite having a viticultural heritage dating as far back as the eighth century, this winemaking zone was only awarded its DOC classification in 1998.... more
Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is perhaps the most famous of all Italian wine regions. This fact has no doubt been perpetuated by the romance of the region's endless rolling hills and cypress-lined country roads, but it is nonetheless home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines.