Best Wines from Abruzzo
Abruzzo wines do not enjoy the right fame beyond our national borders, despite the quality of its products is very high and its most important grape variety, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, is the production base of important Italian wines and is in fact particularly appreciated for the red wines of Abruzzo, despite also the white wines of Abruzzo can defend themselves very well and are on a par with many other Italian white wines.
The wine-growing area, the heart of Abruzzo's wine production, is concentrated in particular along the coastal hills and in some inland hilly areas on mainly dry, permeable and calcareous-clayey soils subject to a mild climate where the mountain range of the Abruzzo Apennines naturally protects the vineyards from cold and humid winds coming from the sea, generating very favorable conditions for the cultivation of grapes.
The viticulture of Abruzzo has very ancient origins, even the first evidence dates back to the period of the Etruscans who first spread the vine, were then the Romans to continue the development of Abruzzo wines, which, after the abrupt interruption due to the barbarian invasions and phylloxera of the last century, resumed to bloom and is now known for the preciousness of its wines, also thanks to very important wineries in these parts: above all the Azienda Agricola Valentini.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo are the main vineyards at the base of the majority production of the territory, which generate respectively great and structured red wines from Abruzzo and fragrant white wines from Abruzzo.
Not to be forgotten also for the white wines of Abruzzo, the white grape varieties such as Pecorino, Bombino Bianco, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca.
The region boasts no less than 8 Doc wines from Abruzzo and one Docg, the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane, a fine red wine obtained mainly from Montepulciano grapes.