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Montepulciano

Montepulciano (also known as Cordicso, Cordiscio, Cordisco, Cordisio, Monte Pulciano, Montepulciano Cordesco, Montepulciano di Torre de Passeri, Montepulciano Primatico, Morellone, Premutico, Primaticcio, Primutico, Sangiovese Cardisco, Sangiovese Cordisco, Sangiovetto, Torre dei Passeri, Uva Abruzzese and Uva Abruzzi) is a red Italian wine grape variety that is most noted for being primary grape behind Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The grape is widely planted throughout central and southern Italy, however it is rarely found in northern Italy. Montepulciano ripens late and has a tendency to produce large yields. The grapes are usually plump with a low skin-to-juice ratio. When fully ripened, this grape can produce deeply coloured wines, with moderate acidity.