Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is one of those wine categories that gets taken for granted. Many of the wines are pretty basic, cheap and mostly made for gulping down with a simple pasta dinner. This wine is the answer to all that mass-produced, no-personality juice. An honest wine from Abruzzo, this montepulciano packs complexity and rusticity into an affordable, delicious Italian table wine. You will find dark fruits countered with earthiness and tobacco elements on the nose. The palate is lighter in style with more earthiness/tobacco qualities showing through. A perfect pairing with an endless array of Italian dishes.