Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I didn't point out in my Italian post that you need to be aware of the difference between Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Montepulciano Vino Nobile. The former is named after the grape and is the juicy, jammy red that's almost alcoholic Ribena. The latter is made from Sangiovese grape (as in Chianti) and is named after the location in Tuscany. I prefer the d'Abruzzo, but to be honest you shouldn't be disappointed with either.