Bella Vita Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
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Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Montepulciano
Bella Vita Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a simple pizza wine in the best way. Spicy, fresh red and black cherry fruit, soft herbal aromas, and crunchy tannins.
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Bella Vita Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Bella Vita Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a simple pizza wine in the best way possible. Spicy, fresh red and black cherry fruit, soft herbal aromas, and crunchy tannins.
About Bella Vita
Bella Vita is the Italian good life. It is the dream of the great brother-sister winemaking team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter. Together they have created the Bella Vita line of wines: a bright & lively Pinot Grigio from Treviso in Veneto, and a rich, old-vine Montepulciano from Abruzzo. Two delicious wines. It must be la bella vita.
Montepulciano is a red wine grape grown widely in central Italy, most notably in eastern Abruzzo, Marche, and Molise regions. Confusingly, it is not planted in Montepulciano in southern Tuscany.
The variety is used mainly to produce dry red wines with a notable exception found in the lighter, cherry-colored Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. Montepulciano wines are globally appreciated for their soft flavors and strong color pigments. Gentle tannins and a low acidity create a medium-bodied wine that is typically best consumed soon after bottling.
At the turn of the new century, Montepulciano was Italy’s second most planted red wine variety, marginally ahead of Barbera. Its popularity is to both the approachable style of the wines it produces and the reliably high yields in the vineyard. The variety ripens relatively late and offers good resistance to mildew diseases.
About Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
The most famous wines from the variety come from the east coast of Italy, specifically the Abruzzo region. It is produced under the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC title in vast volumes on the low hills around the Adriatic coast.
Abruzzo’s finest examples of Montepulciano come from the region’s north, in the Colline Teramane foothills. Although slightly more expensive because of their DOCG status, these nonetheless represent excellent value for money.