Colline Teramane Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane See Abruzzo map, ref #1

178753631-Montepulciano

Region:
History: Formerly part of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC; established as a separate DOCG in 2003; name changed from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane in 2016
Vineyard Area: 134 ha / 331 acres (2017)
Production: 3,320 hl / 36,900 cases (2017)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Montepulciano
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Montepulciano; maximum 10% Sangiovese
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 550 m (1,800 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.5%
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 1 year, including 2 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, 3 years, including 1 year in barrel and 2 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/26/2016

Note: Before 2014, the aging requirement for Rosso was a minimum of 2 years, with at least 1 year in barrel.