And that, in my opinion, is mainly because the grape is not the main determining factor (necessarily, with blends). Â How much sun, weather, the soil, what we call the "terroir" (There is no good translation for the word), etc., all these factors influence the end result, as we all know.
as a wine 'idea' less than thirty years old? Â Someone more expert than me here is going to have to weigh in, but I was under the impression that current wine-rating schemes are a result of a very precisely planned push towards ideas of terroir (place?) and fruit/food overtones. Â That said, I fully agree that I'd rather find a full, smooth, fruity, dry example of any given grape then blanketly claim a love for Montepulciano. Tom