Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Fantini
Montepulciano is a red wine grape variety grown widely in central Italy, most notable its eastern Abruzzo, Marche and Molise regions. The variety was named after the Tuscan parish of Montepulciano, but, confusingly, is not used in the famous wines produced there. Globally appreciated for tehri soft flavors, strong color and gentle tannins, Montepulciano wines are typically best consumed in their youth and with food. The deep purple juice of Montepulciano grapes is used in varying proportions to produce wines under roughly 50 of Italy's DOC and DOICG titles. For pairing with roasted veal stuffed with spinach, deep-dish pizza and beef satay.