Montepulciano D'Abruzzo doc
TYPE: RED | REGION: Abruzzo | VARIETY: Montepulciano | VINTAGE: 2009
MUNICIPALITY: Scafa, San Valentino. Spoltore and surrounding areas
SURFACE AREA: 30 hectares
ALTITUDE: from 150 to 350 meters above sea level
EXPOSITION: primarily South and Southwest
SOIL COMPOSITION: clay of medium density
TRAINING SYSTEM: Tendone
DENSITY: 1600 to 2000 plants per hectare
AGE OF VINEYARDS: from 25 to 35 years
AVERAGE YIELD: 70 Hl per Hectare
PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles of 750 ml, 1,5 and 3 L
At the winery, de-stemming is followed by skin contact and fermention for approximately 7 days in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation is completely carried out, followed by a 12 months of aging in a combination of cement and stainless steel tanks. 20% of the wine is aged in wood. The wine is bottled after 15 months from the harvest.
At first sight the deep, intense ruby red colour of the wine is striking, with small violet arches. The bouquet suggests red fruit, rose petals and hints of wet spices. It is soft and warm to the palate with notes of red prune, cherry and blueberry which are harmoniously intertwined around a lively tannic theme. Being fruit of an exceptional harvest, gives it a full, enveloping body, which finishes with liquorice and cloves. The fine performance is completed with an after-taste of black pepper and cranberry. This wine may be drunk immediately or laid down for 5 years. It is ideal to accompany pasta timbale, lamb stew, char-grilled cod and seasoned, pecorino cheese. Drink immediately or keep for 5 years too.