If we’re talking Italian regions, then you might not have heard of the Abruzzo. The calf of Italy’s boot, if you’re looking from above. Famous for its mountains and beaches – ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon, if that’s how you like to roll.
And it’s justly famous for its red wines. Montepulciano is a bit of an all-rounder and the king-pin grape of Central Italy. It’s not hard to see why – super smooth and juicy, with ripe, dark fruit and a touch of spice. And guess what – it’s made from organically certified grapes – wine as the wine gods intended.
So make like the Italians and go grab a bottle for that big bowl of spaghetti or your Friday night pizza. Just hold the pineapple.
Geek Fact: This beautiful corner of Italy has more than its fair share of famous people who lay claim to Abruzzo origins, including Madonna, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper and Dean Martin (look him up).