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.
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).
Certified organic: Torre Raone (Loreto Aprutino).
Michele Shah 2017, ‘Turning the ship around,’ Meininger’s Wine Business International October 2017 Vol 12 Issue 5, p.14-15.