Heading due east from Rome lays the region of
Abruzzo. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo was designated
as a DOC in 1968. It covers most of Abruzzo ranging
from Molise in the south, the Marche in the
north and inland against the Apennines Mountains.
The wines are at least 85% Montepulciano (with
Sangiovese permitted). In parts of the Abruzzi, most
notably in the low hills of the northern province of
Teramo, Montepulciano becomes a red of irresistible
character — full-bodied, even robust, with a capacity
to age but with such supple smoothness that it can be
eminently drinkable even when young.
Harvesting took place in the end of September/beginning
of October. Traditional red wine vinification
occurs at a controlled temperature between 77º and
La Fiera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a deep, ruby red
with violet highlights and a pleasant and fruity
bouquet. On the palate, it is dry and round. The finish
is full-bodied with soft tannins and good acidity.
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