Denominazione di origine controllata D.O.C.
Grape Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
The origin of this grape has always been uncertain. Also students
as Molon (1906) classified it as a “Sangioveti” variety.
Today it is sure that the two grapes have nothing in common.
Cultivated mainly in Abruzzo and the other regions of centre-south Italy.
Today, thanks to the passion of some producers and winemakers,
the Montepulciano has emerged to the international limelight
as one of the best quality red grapes in world.
Deep, finely-textured, moderately alkaline, very calcareous.
Age of vineyards 20 years
Cultivation Type Spurred cordon rows 50 cm high
Vines per hectare 4000/5000 multiclone varieties
Yield per hectare 6000-7000 kg
Harvest Period: Beginning of November
Harvest method: Hand-picked in crates
After destemming, maceration in stainless steel vats for 15-20
days and soft crushing in inert environment at 0.7 bar.
Container: inerted stainless steel tanks
Temperature: 24 – 26 °C.
4 months in stainless steel
Alcohol content: 14,0% vol.
Organoleptic evaluation and food pairing
This wine has a ruby red colour with garnet reflections. intense,
persistent and fruity and flowery fragrance with hints of cherry,
blackberries, ripe red fruits. Well-bodied, tannic and well balanced.
Excellent with flavoured first dishes, roast meats, mature
cheeses and dark chocolate.