Montepulciano d’Abruzzo / DOC:
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Montepulciano
SOIL: Clayey, with calcareous marl and gypsum located around the 42° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Pergola
HARVESTING: By hand
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming and soft pressing. Fermentation with maceration on the skins with cultured yeasts at 25°C controlled temperature. After racking, lactic bacteria are added for the malolactic fermentation.
REFINING: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats. During the ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%vol
COLOUR: Vivid red with violet hedges, almost light tight.
NOSE: Intense, hints of red fruit, pansy and spices
PALATE: Full, firm, lean and well balanced. The presence of tannins is pleasant and gives the wine its round note.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Tas Kebab (Greece) – Sweet and sour pork (China)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 – 18°C
CURIOSITY: A well-known legend related by the Greek-Roman historian Polybius tells that the Carthaginian ruler Hannibal had his army drink the wine obtained from the Montepulciano vines and used it as curative remedy for war wounds.