Rosso di Montepulciano becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOC (denomination of controlled origin) that was released June 23, 1989.
Being a DOC certification requires that the entire production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
The production area of ​​the grapes used to produce wine Rosso di Montepulciano DOC includes some municipalities in the Province of Siena.
The denomination of origin Rosso di Montepulciano when released for consumption must have the following characteristics:
– Color: ruby ​​red;
– Smell: intensely winy;
– Taste: dry, persistent and slightly tannic;
– Minimum alcohol content 11,50% vol.
In relation to the possible preservation in wooden containers flavor of wine can detect slight
hint of wood.
– Sangiovese (known in Montepulciano, Prugnolo Gentile) minimum 70%;
– May also contribute, up to a maximum of 30%, complementary grapes suitable for growing in Tuscany, provided that the percentage of white grapes does not exceed 5%.
Serving temperature: around 18 ° C – 20 ° C.
Serving suggestions: excellent with typical Tuscany pasta with meat sauce and the Florentine steak. Also suitable with mature cheese.


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