The Abruzzo

Native Vines:


• Montepulciano


Passerina (Biancame, Bianchello)
Important Wines
• Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane


A rural economy in a region with a little skiing and a lot of beach.  The most famous wine is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a blanket DOC that includes great and not so great wine.  There is a fashion to barrique age the Montepulciano wine and it works well, there is a cost though and these wines can lose their individuality.

Cococciola makes a supper-fresh light white and some of the top Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is excellent.  Avoid Valentini, overpriced and over-rated.


our Abruzzo selection by Winemaker / Estate...

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  1. Frentana. Rosso 'Torre Vinaria'

    A big softy of a wine, velvety berry fruit, cassis, and a whiff of smoke.

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  2. Frentana. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 'Rubesto' 2010

    Damson and sloe, deeply flavoured full wine with elements of mocha, balsamic, pepper, even slightly floral.

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  3. Frentana. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 'Panarda' 2009

    Venerable, old school Gent.  Deep sloe and damson fruit, porcini and cigar box flavours fashioned to perfection.  

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