Italian Indigenous Varieties: Montepulciano Nero

Montepulciano is a red grape that grows throughout central Italy. It is most widely found in Le Marche and Abruzzo. It's confusing to many who think that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made with this grape. It's also sometimes erroneous thought to be the same grape as Sangiovese. It's not. It can be a vigorous... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week: Villa Bucci Rosso Piceno

My wine of the week is Villa Bucci's Rosso Piceno. The wine is made from a blend of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Sangiovese. It spends a year in oak and six months after that in the bottle before being released into the market. I found it on wine-searcher for between $17 - $25 depending on the... Continue Reading →

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