What Kind of Wine is Montepulciano d’abruzzo

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Welcome to Saghi Wine Shop’s blog, where we unravel the captivating world of wine. In this article, we delve into the intriguing realm of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine, uncovering its types, characteristics, and why it’s a must-try for wine enthusiasts.

Understanding Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Wine:

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine originates from the Abruzzo region of Italy, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and rich winemaking heritage. Contrary to popular misconception, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is not made from the Sangiovese grape, as in the case of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, but rather from the Montepulciano grape variety.

Types of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Wine:

1. Traditional Montepulciano d’Abruzzo:

This classic rendition of the wine boasts a deep ruby-red hue with aromas of ripe black cherries, plums, and hints of spice. On the palate, it offers a perfect balance of fruitiness, acidity, and gentle tannins, making it an ideal companion for a variety of dishes, from hearty pastas to grilled meats.

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2. Reserve Montepulciano d’Abruzzo:

Crafted from carefully selected grapes and aged for an extended period, reserve Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines exhibit greater complexity and depth. Expect intense flavors of dark berries, tobacco, and leather, coupled with a velvety texture and a lingering finish. Pair this refined wine with aged cheeses or savory game dishes for an unforgettable dining experience.

3. Rosé Montepulciano d’Abruzzo:

A delightful variation of this wine, Rosé Montepulciano d’Abruzzo captivates with its pale pink hue and lively notes of strawberries, raspberries, and floral undertones. Crisp and refreshing, it’s perfect for leisurely summer gatherings or as an aperitif before a meal.


Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine offers a diverse range of styles to suit every palate, from everyday enjoyment to special occasions. Whether you’re a seasoned wine aficionado or a curious novice, exploring the nuances of this exquisite Italian wine is sure to be a rewarding experience. Visit Saghi Wine Shop to discover our curated selection of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines and embark on a journey of flavor and discovery. Cheers to indulging in the essence of Italy, one sip at a time!

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