Abruzzo, the mountainous region along central Italy’s Adriatic coast, is home to the fresh and hearty red wine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is made from the Montepulciano grape, grown in Italy more than any other red grape save Sangiovese.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines, produced in an everyday drinking style, are typically tremendous values, providing bold flavors and traditional winemaking expertise at low prices. Most red wines from the Abruzzo region are easy to drink, low in acidity and light in tannins, yet filled with big fruit flavors. (Don’t confuse Montepulciano d’Abruzzo with Vino Nobile or Rosso di Montepulciano, the red wine made in Tuscany from Sangiovese grapes.)
The chief white wine of Abruzzo is made from Trebbiano grapes. Like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo wines present fresh flavors and great value for everyday dining.
Beef, pork, pasta and pizza with red sauce, chili and other bean dishes
Poultry and other white meat, fish, fresh cheeses, salads