Montepulciano


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A popular Italian red grape found mostly labeled as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The best examples deliver complex black fruit flavors and a smoky-sweet finish.

Primary Flavors

  • Red Plum
  • Blackberry
  • Dried Thyme
  • Baking Spices
  • Mesquite

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

An amazing wine to pair alongside sausages of all kinds from the smoked Andouille found on a meat lover’s pizza to those sweet Italian sausages flavored with fennel.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly