Italy: Regional Italy: Montelpulciano d'Abruzzo
What is Montepulciano dAbruzzo?
Montepulciano dAbruzzo is one of the worlds best values in dry red wines. Grown in the central Italian province of Abruzzi, a mountainous region with a long coastline on the Adriatic, Montepulciano yields a crisp and flavorful wine with excellent balancing acidity. It is often described as having a distinctive gamey note, though some of the more international examples are now being aged in oak barrels. Amazingly, the vast majority of these consistently pleasing reds can be had for less than ten dollarsa bargain, indeed.
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