The hilly region of Abruzzo is located in central Italy. Close to the Adriatic Sea, the climate is Mediterranean while as you move inland, towards the Apennine mountain range, temperatures are cooler.
The wine scene features numerous native grapes, the most famous being Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, which grows throughout the whole region. It is one of the most famous black-skinned grapes in Italy. Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, known for its great acidity, as well as Passerina and Pecorino are the most famous white grapes. Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, one of the most prestigious and treasured rosés in Italy is also made from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.