Cards of Wine

Montepulciano (Italy)

Montepulciano is a red wine grape that mainly grows in the Abruzzo, Marche, and Molise regions of Italy.

Flavors

Cherry
Black
Cherry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Red
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
TANNINSMedium Pluss
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.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.