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Today we continue our journey to discover another delight of Due Maestà wine collection:

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines and is in the top third of DOC wine produced in Italy.
The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC title was created in 1968, and covers a vast area of eastern Abruzzo.

DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is the main tier of Italian wine classification, and covers almost every traditional Italian wine style.

This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
Much of western Abruzzo is too mountainous for effective viticulture, so most Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines come from the low hills, plains and coastal areas.
Montepulciano, one of Italy's most popular red wine grapes, has thrived in Abruzzo since the middle of the 18th century. A plump grape, which gives good yields of easy-drinking wine, it is popular with producers and consumers alike. The variety typically provides deeply colored juice (which varies from ruby to purple depending on vintage and the particular winemaking techniques used) with low acidity and soft, unobtrusive tannins.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo loves lamb and goat and also dim sum and pork dumpling. Lasagna with meatballs and bolognese pasta are great too, as well as Peking duck, fatty fish and ripened cheese.