Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP vino biologico

ita-flagSenza-titolo-1  Protected Designation of Origin

Montepulciano is present in Abruzzo since time immemorial, but only from the seventeenth century it is called with its current name. The grape seems to originate, like  most of the southern italian grapes, from Greece. It is widely planted in Abruzzo, where it is responsible for the excellent value Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, but it is the second most planted grape in Italy, after Sangiovese.

The variety ripens too late to be planted much further north and can yield good quantities of deep colour, well-ripened grapes with good levels of alcohol, medium-body, pungent, gamey nose and naturally high levels of tannins.  Fortunately, there are several producers in Abruzzo, Crea Vini is among those, that have shown the amazing potential of this grape by producing inky, black-fruit driven, chocolatey wines best enjoyed after a few years of aging.  It is sometimes called Cordisco, Morellone and Uva D’Abruzzo.

APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin


SOIL: Clay – Limestone

TRANING SYSTEM: Pergola and Guyot

HARVEST: Manual harvest in October

YIELD: 100

VINIFICATION: The grapes, after a careful selection, are destemmed and crushed, the skins are left in contact with the must with their indigenous yeasts for 10-15 days at a constant temperature of 25/28 ° C. It is aged partly in oak casks and partly in stainless steel tanks for at least four months. It follows bottle aging.

ALCOHOL : 13,50 % abv

FLAVOUR CHARACTERISTICS: Deep ruby red, the nose expresses the quintessence of montepulciano with hints of red and blacks fruits, violet and vanilla., Slight notes of cocoa and toasted complete its bouquet. A trace of dark spice opens to a taste long, by fine tannins, tasty and material. It closes on a note of licorice. Of great length.

FOOD PAIRING: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is accompanied by appetizers such as terrine of game birds, meat pies, rustic and tasty pasta dishes pâté as pie to a beef patties, meat ravioli, risotto with sausage, noodles with duck sauce and seconds as : roast lamb, venison roast feather, grilled meat and mature hard paste.