A full-bodied wine with pronounced black cherry and toast character. Great with pizza or BBQ meats.
A red grape grown widely in Italy but most famous for producing Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in the region of Abruzzo. Not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that is made from Sangiovese in Tuscany. Montepulciano produces simple, chunky wines with notes of blackberry jam, cherry and pepper with moderate acidity.
Cantina Orsogna is an award-winning cooperative specializing in grapes that are native to Abruzzo including Montepulciano, Cococciola and Pecorino.
Abruzzo is a region located in the mountainous central part of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered by the Molise to the south, Marche to the north and Lazio to the west. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the most famous export. It is made from the Montepulciano grape – not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that is made in Tuscany from Sangiovese! In the last decade the region has been producing increasingly good white wines from the white Trebbiano and Pecorino varieties.
Montepulciano produces simple, fruity wines that pair well with rustic salamis, stews, pizzas and hard cheeses.