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  • Writer's pictureJason Millar

Montepulciano: Tasted & Rated

A staple of pizzerias across the land, Montepulciano is a grape variety that everyone knows but few love. Despite being the second most-planted red grape in Italy, it has struggled to be taken as anything other than good-value ‘house wine’. This panel tasting focused on Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and showed encouraging signs of progress in recent vintages.

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