Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Production zone: The wines can be made from vines anywhere below 600 metres (1,970 feet) in the Abruzzo region’s four provinces: L’Aquila inland in the western hills, and Teramo, Pescara, and Chieti from north to south along the Adriatic coast.

Sub-zoneIn 2003 the Colline Teramane Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG was introduced, for Montepulciano grown around Teramo in the hilly northern part of Abruzzo.

Adding value: ‘The over-production of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in recent years has positioned it at the entry level, making it seem a cheap, high volume wine. The wine is often bottled outside the region, or even shipped in bulk and bottled outside Italy,’ (Michele Shah 2017, p.14-15).

WineriesCantina Tollo. | CITRA. | Fattoria La Valentina

Certified organicTorre Raone (Loreto Aprutino).


Michele Shah 2017, ‘Turning the ship around,’ Meininger’s Wine Business International October 2017 Vol 12 Issue 5, p.14-15.