Montepulciano, the grape, is still a rarity in California. Yet, the climate here is perfect. Not to be confused with Sangiovese, as is often the case, Montepulciano instead exhibits slightly softer structure and darker color.
Siletto Ranch, San Benito County
"These are my go-to wines when I travel in Italy. Dark and rich, yet approachable relatively young."
Christopher Ferrara, Winemaker
This wine is dark with minerality. It’s mysterious like the region from which it originates.
Not as dramatically bright as many Italian grapes, this variety is known for its rich pigment with moderate structure.
Often confused with Sangiovese grown in the hill village of Montepulciano, this is the Montepulciano grape from the village of Abruzzo. It is late to harvest and is deep purple, nearly black in color.