Have you tried a red wine made from Montepulciano lately? Montepulciano is an Italian red wine grape that typically produces a medium-bodied style red wine full of flavours of plums, cherries and spices. It is also known to make a very ‘pizza-friendly’ red wine. So definitely my kind of tipple!
Montepulciano is the 2nd most widely planted red grape in Italy after Sangiovese. It’s also worth noting that there is a town in Italy called Montepulciano, and the wine ‘Vino Nobile di Montepulciano’ is in fact made from Sangiovese not Montepulciano.
Here in Australia, if you see Montepulciano on an Australian-made red wine, it’s got to be made from the Monetpulciano grape variety though. Like this 2017 ‘The Mob’ Atze’s Corner Montepulciano from the Barossa Valley. Continue reading →
You know what I recently did? I cracked into some red and put on a cheesy romantic movie on Netflix. I was in one of those moods. Anyone else do that? If that’s a yes, let me know your Netflix recommendations for this genre 😉
The movie in question was Letters to Juliet with Amanda Seyfried and previous Home & Away star, Christopher Egan. Parts of the movie were set in Italy, so I thought this Altero 2018 Montepulciano from SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula would be a fine accompaniment. Continue reading →