Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy. It produces deeply colored, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavors and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Due to its moderate acid and tannin levels, Montepulciano produces wines that are smooth and mellow, yet robust and mouth-filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Food pairings: steak and beef dishes, lamb, tomato-based pasta dishes, and hard cheeses.
Oak Intensity: Medium
The 16 liters of varietal juice from international vineyards makes 6 gallons, providing approximately 30 bottles of wine.