Deep ruby red with violet-purple reflections. Huge, fruity bouquet, black cherry and herb scented. Lush currant fruit with velvety soft tannins and perfect fruit acid balance. A wine of great harmony and intensity. The finish is long and spicy.
Name: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Type: red Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC/DOCG: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Location: Contrada torri, Torano Nuovo (TE) Altitude of the vineyard: 240 meters above sea level Soil: calcareus stony Training and pruining methods: single curtain – spurred cordon Vine density : 3.700-4.000 plants per hectare Yield per hectar: 90-100 quintals Harvest time: first half of October Harvest: manual harvest with selection of the grapes
Vinification: destemming , maceration for 5-6 days with the must at 28/30° C, devatting
Fermentation: in stainless steel tank Maturation: in 30 hectoliters Slavonian oak casks for 6-8 months and then in bottles for three month Alcohol content: 13% Sensory characteristics: deep ruby colour when young, turning garnet with ageing. Intense and fine bouquet with hint of ripe plum. The flavour is round, nicely tannic, full bodied, balanced, intense and persistent Temperature: best served at a temperature of 16/18° C Food pairings: roasted red meats and mature cheeses