MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO DOC
VARIETIES AND VINES: Montepulciano 100%;
PRODUCTION AREA: vineyards located in the hills of southern Abruzzo;
SOIL - ALTITUDE: medium-textured, mixed-clay soils with an altitude of 150-200 meters above sea level;
VITICULTURE: espalier training system with a density of 3800-4500 plants per hectare and grape production 70 q.li/ha.
HARVEST: during the second week of October, when phenolic maturity is reached, selecting the best grapes.
VINIFICATION: destemming and long maceration for about 20-25 days with periodic pumping over in small capacity steel fermenters with automatic control of the maceration and fermentation temperature;
REFINING: aging in barriques for 12-15 months and refinement in bottle for three months before being placed on the market. Store in a cool place at a temperature of 5-7 ° C;
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% vol;
COLOR: ruby red, bright and lively, with violet reflections;
BOUQUET: fragrant and fruity, persistent and intense, with hints of toasting and clear hints of spices and licorice;
TASTE: harmonious, full, warm and enveloping with good body, it expresses itself with a good intensity and a pleasant gustative persistence;
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C;
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS: it is suitable to accompany red meats, braised meats, lamb, game and aged cheeses. It should be paired with rich and structured first courses.