Italy has one of the most developed systems of appellations in the wine world. That is because Italy has so many amazing regions that deserve recognition. One of these impressive regions is Abruzzo. East of Rome, Abruzzo has an Adriatic coastline and features one particular signature grape: Montepulciano. The grape makes a dark wine, almost inky, full of ripe and bold fruit flavors. With defined structure and soft tannins, this is a big and beautiful wine.