ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO DOC is a Sangiovese-based red wine from the town of Montepulciano in Tuscany, junior sibling to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (which see for the list of wineries). The Rosso di Montepulciano DOC was granted in 1988, and was last modified in November 2010.
PRODUCTION ZONE | The same as for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
PRODUCTION RULES | 70-100% Sangiovese (‘Prugnolo Gentile’), 0-30% non-aromatic red grapes authorised in Tuscany. Maximum yields are 10 tons per hectare. Wines can be released from 01 March following the harvest. No oak ageing needed. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano may be declassified to Rosso di Montepulciano within 16 months from 01st January following its harvest if it fulfills the conditions laid down in the Rosso di Montepulciano regulations.