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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

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Organic

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

The wine of Hannibal (not Lecter!)

According to the Greek historian Polybius, the wine made from this varietal was very appreciated by the famous Carthaginian commander of the 3rd Century BC, Hannibal, who apparently used to give it to his soldiers to restore their strength after battles.

 

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

The wine of Hannibal (not Lecter!)

Montepulciano grape is the second most planted red variety in Italy after Sangiovese. It has been present in Central Italy (most notably Abruzzo, Marche and Umbria) for a very long time, but it only started being called “Montepulciano” in the 17th century.

The grape, hence the wine, shares the name of the small town of Montepulciano in Tuscany. A two-century dispute arose over the use of the name Montepulciano between Abruzzo region and the village in Tuscany because of a confusion due to some ampelographic similarities between Sangiovese (the variety used in the Tuscan appellation Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG) and the Montepulciano grape. Eventually modern DNA profiling proved that there is no relevant connection between the two.

According to the Greek historian Polybius, the wine made from this varietal was very appreciated by the famous Carthaginian commander of the 3rd Century BC, Hannibal, who apparently used to give it to his soldiers to restore their strength after battles.
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC covers a wide area that goes from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. Some villages within the DOC zone are located inside the vast and pristine Gran Sasso National Park, which hosts the highest massif of the Apennines.
In 2018, it ranked as the third largest DOC wine produced in Italy.
Montepulciano wine has a reputation for being a versatile and “pizza-friendly” red wine because of its mild tannins and medium acidity.

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Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce

TITOLO

Ascoli Piceno

SOGGETTO

Finestra aperta su Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo di Ascoli Piceno

DATA

1932

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MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO DOC

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

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Organic

 

Deep ruby with violet hues. Aromas of wild berries, red cherries and delicate notes of crushed herbs. A well-structured palate with integrated tannins makes this a perfect match with food.