|Region||Limestone Coast, SA|
|Bling||None yet but we like it!|
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Montepulciano is an Italian grape grown widely in the Abrzzo region where it is known as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. It’s also grown in other regions including Apulia and Umbria. Not the same thing as Vino Nobile de Montepulciano which is actually mostly Sangiovese. Confused? Snap!
It’s a popular grape in Italy, second only to Sangiovese in terms of plantings and over 40 DOC and DOCG areas allowed to plant it. Generally is produces medium bodied wines with a good mix of sweet and savoury characters. It is also capable of producing exceptional wines too. It generally offers plenty of acid and tannin so goes really well with food starting with b. We’re thinking burgers, bolognese and brisket but probably not bananas.
Lionel Richie did it, Eric Clapton did it, Sting, Iggy, Lou Reed and Bret Michaels from Poison have even done it... ah wait scratch that last one, I’m talking about people who’ve successfully gone solo!...
The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't. ...