Abruzzo – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

ABRUZZO’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Abruzzo – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Abruzzo – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1968
Upgraded to DOCG in 2003

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Ancarano, Atri, Basciano, Bellante, Campli, Canzano, Castellalto, Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Castilenti, Celino Attanasio, Cermignano, Civitella del Tronto, Colonnella, Controguerra, Corropoli, Giulianova, Martinsicuro, Montorio al Vomano, Morro d’Oro, Mosciano Sant’Angelo, Nereto, Notaresco, Penna Sant’Andrea, Pineto, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata, Sant’Omero, Silvi, Teramo, Torano Nuovo and Tortoreto, all in the Teramo district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 90% or more Montepulciano, which may be blended with up to 10% Sangiovese

Minimum Aging: (i) 24 months, of which 12 months in wood barrels and 6 months in bottle for the base wine; (ii) 36 months, of which 12 months in wood barrels and 6 months in bottle for the “Riserva” wine

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