Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Anyone not dealing in detail with wine may know Montepulciano as a picturesque, ancient town located high up on a hill in southern Tuscany.
Wine enthusiasts travel to this location to visit famous wineries in order to taste one wine, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is relatively high-priced. Those who are interested in a lower-priced wine will be quite content with the Rosso di Montepulciano. Both of these wines are made primarily from the Sangiovese grape.
Anyone less experienced will confuse the aforementioned wines with another wine called Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, produced in the Abruzzo region southeast of Tuscany and made from the Montepulciano varietal. If this is new to you, I would advise you to try this wine, which has less acidity and tannins, and which after a short maturation period will provide you with a great deal of enjoyment.

Erich Hartl

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