Montepulciano/ DOC Abruzzo:
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.Download Data Sheet