Abruzzo is located halfway down the Italian peninsula, across the Apennine range east of Rome. Its capital is L’Aquila and its largest city is Pescara. In the wine world, Abruzzo is best known as the home of the Montepulciano grape. It has two DOCGs, seven DOCs (see map on this page), and eight IGPs. In 2020, Abruzzo was down in production to less than 2.9 million hl (32.1 million cases) of wine after a few years above 3 million hl. About 58% of production is red and less than 30% is at the DOP level. The region had 32,685 ha (80,700 acres) of vineyards in 2020. Its primary grape varieties are Montepulciano (57%) and Trebbiano (29%).

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