Montepulciano is a grape variety originating from Abruzzo. The first attestations of its existence in the region date back to the 18th c.; they are descriptions of the cultivation of Montepulciano in Peligna Valley (Abruzzo). After WW2, its cultivation spread to the entire hilly coastal region. Montepulciano is the main grape variety in Abruzzo nowadays. This is a vine that grows both on the inner mountain regions and on the hills, as well as along the coast.
• IN VINEYARD
Montepulciano is grown in Abruzzese-style pergola, at a height of about 450mt, on South/South-East -facing calcareous and gravelly soil. The vineyards are managed following the organic production method, Reg. (CE) n. 834/2007.
The harvest is done manually in 20 kg crates when the grapes have reached full ripeness, usually around mid-October.
• IN THE CELLAR
Once softly destemmed, the grapes undergo maceration for about 8-10 days. During this time, the wine also completes its alcoholic fermentation, at a temperature not higher than 20°C.
Aging takes place in the vats where the malolactic fermentation also gets completed. Aging continues in big casks for 8-10 months and in bottle for a couple more months.
• SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS
The wine has a bright ruby-red color with purple hues, with a tendency to garnet if aged. Scents of red fruits and spices, intense and ethereal. full, dry, harmonious and rightly tannic flavor at the palate.
• FOOD MATCHES
This wine combines perfectly with braised meat, roast, noble poultry and aged cheeses.
• SERVING TEMPERATURE
• ALCOHOL CONTENT
Alcohol content 14 % Vol.