Abruzzo

Abruzzo is the mountainous central region of Italy, famous for its Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The rugged terrain, 65% of which is mountainous, helped to isolate the region from the winemaking influence of the ancient Romans and Etruscans in Tuscany, but the area has had a long history of wine production. The region produces about 5% of all the wine in Italy of which 60% is red. The region has notably hearty cuisine, including various types of roast lamb and Arrosticini, a skewered lamb dish. One of the most prominent dishes is maccheroni alla chitarra, a pasta produced by pushing through strings to produce a long noodle similar to spaghetti. Closer to the coast, seafood plays a more prominent role, including several fish stews cooked in earthenware pots, and flavored with tomatoes, herbs, and pepperoncino.

    GET OUR NEWSLETTER

    1
    Stay up to date!
    Sign up for the Ultimate Wine Lovers Newsletter with weekly offers
    Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
    We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
    Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
    ×
    ×