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Heading due east from Rome lays the region of Abruzzo. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo was designated as a DOC in 1968. It covers most of Abruzzo ranging from Molise in the south, the Marche in the north and inland against the Apennines Mountains. The wines are at least 85% Montepulciano (with Sangiovese permitted). In parts of the Abruzzi, most notably in the low hills of the northern province of Teramo, Montepulciano becomes a red of irresistible character — full-bodied, even robust, with a capacity to age but with such supple smoothness that it can be eminently drinkable even when young.
Harvesting took place in the end of September/beginning of October. Traditional red wine vinification occurs at a controlled temperature between 77º and 80º F.
GRAPE VARIETAL: 100% Montepulciano
APPELLATION: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC.
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.9 g/l
UPC# 0 89832 90004 7