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Colline Teramane DOCG
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)

A red DOCG wine with min 90% Montepulciano grapes and max 10% Sangiovese

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Black
Cherry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Sour
Cherry

Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper
Tomato
Tomato
Thyme
Oregano

Oak added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Tobacco
Tobacco
Cocoa
Cocoa
Leather
Leather

Black Berries and Sour Cherries are typical Montepulciano flavors.

With Peppery Spices and Herbal notes of Oregano and Tomato.

Profile

Montepulciano is known for smooth tannins and high acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Pasta
Rich
Pasta
Pizza
Rich
Pizza

Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Hamburger
Hamburger
Duck
Duck
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Deer

Because of Tannins and Acidity, Montepulciano pairs best with Rich Italian and International Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aceto Balsamico Sauce.
Rich Pasta. Lasagne with Truffles.
Hamburger. Meatloaf.
Barbeque. Roasted Meat.
Lamb. Veal. Pork. Goat.
Asian. Curry. Saffron.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese.
Pecorino. Parmesan. Manchego. Cheddar.

Italian Specialities:
Tagliatelle al Ragu.

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Montepulciano DOC(G)

Abruzzo has 3 pure Montepulciano DOCs and 1 DOCG.

Under most of the DOC requirements, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo must contain from 80 to 100% Montepulciano grapes and up to 20% other grapes (Sangiovese).

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo should not be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Tuscan wine made mainly from Sangiovese.

The Rosé (Rosato) style of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is called Cerasuolo (cherry). With aromas of orange peel, cinnamon, strawberry and dried cherries, it is a perfect match to Mediterranean and International food.

Abruzzo

Abruzzo is located in central Italy. The capital is L'Aquila.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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