Montepulciano – Sangiovese wines are made from two of Italy's most famous red grape varieties. Montepulciano, a staple of the Abruzzo region, and Sangiovese, Italy's most widely planted and highly revered grape varieties, are used together to make richly structured, somewhat rustic wines that range from prestigious to simple country wines.
The blend is permitted in several DOC appellations across Italy, but most importantly in the Marche DOCs of Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero on the Adriatic coast. The former of these is Sangiovese-dominant, while the latter must be composed mainly of Montepulciano. In the numerous IGT designations that permit the two, there are no officially defined proportions, and the final blend is left up to the producer.
Aromas of red plums, autumn leaves, summer berries. Full, with good acidic balance; light spice on the finish.
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Country Italy Region Le Marche Sub Region Staffolo Colour Red Grape Montepulciano, Sangiovese Vintage 2012 Alcohol 12%-13% Viticulture Biodynamic Body Medium Type Dry Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Bottle Closure Cork Drinking Maturity Ready, will improve