Region: Italy> Abruzzo.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines, and can be found on wine store shelves all around the world. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast. Montepulciano thrived in Abruzzo since the middle of the 18th century. A plump grape, which gives good yields of easy-drinking wine, it is popular with producers and consumers alike. Casal Thaulero makes a nice one at a very affordable price point. Juicy, fruity, with red berry and blackberry notes is framed in a nice structured body with smooth tannins. Very easy going and very smooth drinking. Great for house wine or parties.
Food pairing: Very versatile, from burger, pasta to BBQ.