Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D . O . C .
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Area: Abruzzo (Central Italy).
Grapes: 92% Montepulciano and 8% Sangiovese.
Vinification: The stems are separated from the grapes, which are softly pressed in cylinders under pressure gently breaking their skins and releasing the juice. The juice is left to macerate on the skins for about a week in rotating temperature controlled stainless steel vinifiers at about 28-30° C. The wine is then placed to age in large Slavonian oak casks.
Colour: Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red colour.
Bouquet: Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones.
Flavour: Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining, and a fine and harmonious balance.
Serving temperature: Best if served at 18-20°C (64-68° F).
Food combination: The wine can be consumed throughout a meal and makes a particularly fine accompaniment for all red meat and game dishes and savoury preparations of the rural tradition.