The area planted with vines in Abruzzo exceeds 35,000 hectares, of which almost 90% is found in the hills, while 10% is represented by mountain viticulture. As a type of breeding, the Pergola is still very widespread, locally called "Capanna".
The wine scene is characterized by the presence of native vines, both black and white grapes. The most famous grape is Montepulciano, widespread throughout the region and in the neighboring regions.
This vine has a certain rusticity, it is resistant to parasites (despite having a certain sensitivity to powdery mildew) and in the mid-Abruzzo hills it enhances its characteristics, especially as regards the content of polyphenolic substances, in particular anthocyanins and tannins responsible for Red. The most famous wine is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG which, compared to the corresponding Colline Teramane DOC wine, must make one year of aging in wood before being placed on the market. From Montepulciano you also get the rosé Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC, fruity, fresh, soft, full-bodied and easy to drink, which accompanies all dishes.