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|Due east from Rome is the region of
Abruzzi, well known for the wine Montepulciano di Abruzzi. In the heart
of this region lies the Cantina Miglianico which was created 1961 by a
group of viticulturists who wanted to elevate the quality of their
wine. The effort was guided by the local parish priest by the
name of Vincenzo Pizzica who strongly believed that the joint effort
would make it possible to compete with large producers.
The first bottle
was ready in 1966, and the effort made a wine that anyone would be
Today the Cantina
encompasses 300 growers and manages another 500 hectares of vines. The
grapes are grown on south facing slopes, cooled by the Adriatic Sea.
Tasting Notes: This is the perfect pizza wine - fruit forward, medium bodied, low acidity and little to no tannins.
Classification: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, DOP
Area of Production: Provincia di Chieti
Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
Average Age of Vines: 15 years
Spacing of Plants: 90cm
Trellising System: Pergola Abruzzese
Production per Acre: 6.25 tons
Vinification Technique: On the skins for about 8 days.
Maturation: Stainless Steel for 3 months
Total Acidity: 5.00 g/l
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 542