Montepulciano

  • Grape
  • mon-ta-pull-chee-anno

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.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Red Plum

  • Blackberry

  • Dried Thyme

  • Baking Spices

  • Mesquite

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeOversized
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $18.00

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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