Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Premium


Winemaker’s note: Dark red color with a vibrant bouquet of licorice and roses. On the palate elegant and strong at the same time. Hints of chocolate, black cherries, prunes and leather. The finish is long and smooth. Excellent balance.

Type: Red wine
Appellation: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Doc
Varietal: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 100%
Vineyard Areas: Nocciano and Cugnoli (Pescara)
Training system: Guyot. Vines are on average 15 years old
Vine density: 2,700 guyot and 1,700 pergola per hectare
Yield of grapes in wine: 80 hl/ha (3.7 tons per acre)
Soil: Mostly clay
Harvest: Middle of October
Wine-making: A short cryomaceration (holding crushed fruit at a low temperature prior to fermentation) is made once the grapes are selected and derasped. The skins are kept in contact with the must at a controlled temperature of 28°C (82°F) for about 25-30days. While the must is in contact with the skins, periodic delestage (rack and return) is performed to achieve a good fruit, soft tannins and stable color.
Aging: The wine is aged in used French barrique for 1 year. Once it is bottled, is left to refine in the bottle for 3 months before release.
Alcohol: 14%
Food Pairing: It pairs well with a wide variety of food; grilled meats, including goat, veal, tomato pasta dishes, with baked lasagna and grilled chicken.
Serving temperature: 18°- 20° C (64°- 68°F)
Glass type: Balloon