1) A variety
of red wine
made from Montepulciano
grapes. It is characterized
by deep red color, low acidity, moderate tannin
s, and full, fruity
flavor. It is an easy wine to drink, and I have long favor
ed it as a sippin'
wine (rather than one I drink with dinner). It is primarily grown near the Adriatic
coast in central and southern Italy
, and is primarily found under the appellation
of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
2) A town in Tuscany known for its Vino Nobile wine, based on the popular Sangiovese grape variety. Because it is so often labeled "Vino Nobile di Montepulciano," it is very frequently confused with actual Montepulciano wine (which tends to be a little lighter tasting than Vino Nobile).
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