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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Divus" DOC Ciavolich
- Region: Abruzzo
- Type: Still Red Wine
- Proof: 13,5/14%
- Wine Variety: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 100%
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Obtained from the vine variates located in the hills of Pescara in particular in the area of Loreto Aprutino. Maturation in stainless steel and for about a year in oak barriques. Service temperature 16/18 degrees.
- Uniqueness: It is the red wine of Abruzzo. It has a "wild" nature that makes it unique. Acid at the beginning, it manages to mix with a unique warmth that gives it great longevity. Always characterized by an extremely wide intensity and complexity.
The origin of a great wine
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is an important and ancient vine variety of central Italy with its heart and its real origin in Abruzzo. It dates back to Greece, present in Italy, therefore, in pre-Roman and Roman times. However for centuries, especially in the last 800 years there has always been a great confusion between the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and the Sangiovese present in Tuscany, Marche and Umbria. The confusion arose for a certain similarity between the two vines, above all for consistency, intensity, complexity and longevity. After many studies it was ascertained that the Montepulciano wine is attributable to the Sangiovese Grosso, while, since 1875, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was attributed to a typology separated from the Sangiovese and then described as Montepulciano Cordisco. At the end of the 19th century this conclusion had been preceded by a series of various theses aimed at keeping the two vines separate. In the end we can say that, if the historical origins are still today not very clear, we are sure that the Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo is a wine different from the others, in particular the Sangiovese, and it is a precious native grape of Abruzzo.
A Sunday of cuddles for the spirit
On Sunday you are invited to lunch by a friend from the Marches, who says that he will prepare Lasagne Vincigrassi, a noble marchigiano dish, with ragù of not minced meat, black truffle and marsala. To avoid mistakes, you bring two bottles of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. It will be perfect with its acidity to counteract the tomato base, with the consistency and complexity to integrate with the powerful structure and potent persistence of the dish. A Sunday not of diet but of cuddles for the spirit.
Widely widespread in south Italy
It is the second black berry vine variety in Italy as a production and is concentrated in central and southern Italy. Certainly in Abruzzo, in the Marches (where together with the Sangiovese from Rosso Conero, in the province of Ancona, and Rosso Piceno in the province of Ascoli Piceno). It is also found in Molise, Puglia, Lucania, Calabria, Campania, Lazio and Umbria.