Also known as: Montepulciano, Cordisco Morellone and Primaticcio.
Characteristics: Produces deep ruby colored, thick, medium bodied red wine. Wine is typically smooth with moderate acid and is low in tannins with hints of blackberry, spice, pepper, and plumb.
Ageing: Minimum of 6 months.
Serving temperature: Serve at a temperature of 61º-68º F.
Food pairings: Veal, red meat, game, pasta, pasta with tomato sauce, and seasoned cheeses.