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Rotwein 2014 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC/DOP LUÌ, Abruzzi, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #TTE-L.02/18

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Last reviewed: 17 May, 2018

DOC area for white wine in the Italian region of Abruzzo. The zone includes hilly areas in 174 municipalities in the provinces of Chieti (60), L'Aquila (37), Pescara (39) and Teramo (38). The wine is blended from Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and/or Trebbiano Toscano and/or Bombino Bianco (to. 85%), as well as other authorised varieties such as Cococciola (max. 15%). There are also the Superiore and Riserva versions. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, the indication Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard is possible.

The Italian region (Ital. Abruzzi) with the capital L'Aquila is located east of Rome with an Adriatic coast about 130 kilometres long. It is divided into the provinces of Chieti, L'Aquila, Teramo and Pescara. Viticulture was introduced here by the Etruscans as early as the 7th century BC. The Greek historian Polybios (210-120 BC) mentions in his History of the Roman Empire, in the part about the Carthaginian general Hannibal (247-183 BC), that the wines from here were particularly suitable for strengthening the soldiers. The Roman authors Pliny the Elder (23-79) and Andrea Bacci (1524-1600) also praise the region. The...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Africano, Angolano, Cordiscio, Cordisco, Cordisio, Montepulciano Crni, Montepulciano Cordesco, Montepulciano Cordisco, Monte Pulciano, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano di Torre de Passeri, Montepulciano Primatico, Montepulciano Spargolo, Morellone, Premutico, Primaticcio, Primitivo, Primutico, Pugnitello, Sangiovese Cardisco, Sangiovese Cardisco, Sangiovese Cordisco, S. Giovese, Uva Abruzzese, Uva Abruzzi and Violone. The variety was named after the Tuscan town in the province of Siena. The parentage is unknown. It must not be confused with the Sangiovese variety (Montepulciano Primaticcio),...

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