Though the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo variety of grapes is grown all over Abruzzo, it is in the hilly territory of Colline Teramane, in the province of Teramo, that it bears its best fruit. Thus, when the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. appellation was instituted in 1992, the subzone of Colline Teramane was created for the wine produced in this area. Eleven years later, this limited production, which sets itself apart from the wines produced in other areas of the region thanks to its distinct organoleptic qualities, was finally crowned with its own D.O.C.G. appellation.