Sometimes the most well-known regions are also the most exciting, as new generations push for change.
A surge in small, ambitious producers has made this wild, mountainous province one of the most compelling wine regions in Italy right now.
Go-To Bottles: 2013 Marina Cvetic Trebbiano d’Abruzzo ($50), 2015 La Valentina Pecorino ($20), 2010 Illuminati Zanna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($40).
In Chianti’s top subzone, the best local producers are leaning less on international grapes like Cabernet; instead, they’re exploring earthy, vibrant Sangiovese in its purest form.
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