Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin) that was released December 20, 2011.
Being a product DOCG certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Abruzzo.
The Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills is reserved same for wines with the word “Reserve”.
The production area of ​​the grapes used in the production of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills DOCG includes some municipalities in the province of Teramo.
The wine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills DOCG must undergo an aging period of two years of which at least one year in oak or chestnut and six months in bottle.
The wine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills DOCG undergoes an aging period of not less than three years the label can include the word “Reserve” without prejudice to the minimum periods of use of wood and bottle aging.
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Teramane Hills Reserve, when released for consumption must have the following characteristics:
– Color: intense ruby ​​red with slight purple hues tending to garnet with aging;
– Odor: characteristic aroma, intense;
– Taste: dry, full, robust, smooth and velvety;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12,50% vol.
In relation to the conservation in wooden containers, the taste of wine can detect any hint of wood.
– Montepulciano minimum 90%;
– Can be used to produce these wines the grape Sangiovese up to a maximum of 10%.
Serving temperature: around 18 ° C – 20 ° C.
Serving suggestions: perfect with grilled red meats, rich sauces and ripe cheese.


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