Are Italian wines the best food wines?
Posted 6 years ago by Lena Olson
Lettie Teague explores the very real possibility that Italian wines may be the best food wines in the world. She highlights Pietrantonj Montepulciano-and for good reason!
The World’s Best Food Wines
With their bright acidity and tantalizing bitter edge, Italian wines are magnifico with meals.
The Montepulciano grape is one of Italy’s most popular (right after Sangiovese) and is grown in a number of regions in a wide range of styles. This Montepulciano is made in the mountainous southern region of Abruzzo by a very traditional family estate. Fermented in very old, very large barrels, it’s a light to medium-bodied red with a juicy acidity and an appealing bitter-cherry nose.