Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG is a red wine produced in Abruzzo. As you can easily understand from the name, its production is limited to a hilly area including Teramo and Pescara - so called Colline Teramane - and it is based on a black grape variety with a very long history behind it, the Montepulciano.
The DOCG recognition is quite recent and derives from a sub-area of the Montepulciano DOC that has been able to stand out also for the particular territorial peculiarities. Colline Teramane (i.e. Hills of Teramo) correspond to a wide hilly area that starts from the center of the Apennines and slopes slowly towards the Adriatic coast. To the west, the proximity to the Gran Sasso massif - just under 3,000 meters high - and to the Monti della Laga guarantee an ideal climate for the growth of grapes, guaranteeing warm-temperate summers with significant temperature variations between day and night. In the east, the proximity to the sea ensures constant ventilation, important for the healthiness of the fruits and the consequent accumulation of aromatic substances.
From the historical point of view, the link with the traditions of the past is very strong, as it has its roots in the centuries, until the time of the ancient Greeks. In fact, there are interesting testimonies of authors who lived before Christ who make us think about how the Teramo area was renowned for the quality of its products.
- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG
- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva DOCG
- grapes quintals / hectare: 95
- wine hectoliters / grapes quintal: 70%
- wine hectoliters / hectare: 66,5
- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane: 12,5%
- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva: 12,5%
- temperature: 18°C / 64°F
- glass: wide wine glass
- longevity: 5-10 years