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Montepulciano

Montepulciano is the name of a red grape grown widely in Central Italy and best known for its use in the Abruzzi. Montepulciano has lower acidity than some other reds (especially for an Italian varietal) and mild tannins. The resulting wines tend to be somewhat softer than Chianti or Nebbiolo, for example - especially with the high yields used to make entry-level wines. The young wines are pleasurable reds that go as well with food. Almost all of the Montepulciano wines at the low end of the price spectrum are enjoyable, easy drinking wines. At the same time, some Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines can age brilliantly, especially in the hands of the right producer. It should not be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which comes from the area near the town of Montepulciano and is made essentially from Sangiovese.