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      All about Montepulciano wine

      What is Montepulciano?

      Montepulciano's deliciousness derives from its high acidity and tannin content. It's one of the darkest red wines available, and its medium body creates a pleasant mouthfeel. Some varieties age in oak or neutral barrels, while others are distributed young.

      When Montepulciano wines are neutral-aged, they have a lighter color, and some varieties feature a rose hue. Despite their nuance, they still have the characteristics of Montepulciano red wines, including fruity flavors, floral scents and an earthy feel. Oak-aged Montepulcianos have a rich, complex flavor profile. They tend to be a little pricier, but many wine lovers think that their favorite is well worth the extra money. 

      Has a fruity flavor profile

      Montepulciano is all about fruit. Its main notes are typically plum, sour cherry and boysenberry. However, don't forget to pay attention to the herbal notes of this red wine. You'll also find hints of oregano and tar. Some oak-aged Montepulcianos have notes of cocoa and licorice. 

      Where does Montepulciano come from?

      The biggest producer of this juicy red wine is Italy and, in particular, the regions of Abruzzo, Marche, Molise and Puglia. Most varieties from Abruzzo contain 90% Montepulciano grapes, while the ones from other regions contain a lower percentage but tend to have the same intriguing flavor profile. 

      There are more or less 90,000 acres of Montepulciano grapes all around the world, which is an impressive number. You'll find some good bottles from California, New Zealand and Argentina.

      Foods to serve with Montepulciano 

      Try Montepulciano with strong-flavored dishes, like game meats, lamb, grilled meats, salmon, burgers and Bolognese sauce. When you're in the mood for comfort food, pour yourself a glass of his fruity wine and tuck into macaroni and cheese. 

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