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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane D.O.C.G. Riserva

GRAPE VARIETES Montepulciano
FIRST HARVEST 1969
VINEYARD ALTITUDE 250 metres
VINEYARD ORIENTATION South
SOILS PROFILE Sandy calcareous
YEAR VINEYARD PLANTED 1970
TRAINING SYSTEM Spun - Trained cordon
HARD HARVEST PERIOD October
TOTAL DRY EXTRACT 33,00 g/l

 

Vinification 

TYPE OF PRESS USED Vaslin
FERMENTATION VESSEL Steel
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE Controlled
FERMENTATION AND MATURATION 15 - 20 days
SKIN COMPONENTS EXTRACTION PROCESS pumpover and punchdowns
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION Yes

Maturation  

MATURATION CONTAINER 25hl slavonian oak casks
LENGHTS OF MATURATION BEFORE BOTTLING approx. 14 months
LENGHTS OF BOTTLE-AGEING approx. 8 months

Sensory profile

Ruby red tending to garnet. The nose flaunts rich, clean-edged toasty oak from traditional ageing, plus flowers and berries suggesting blueberries, ending with raspberry and strawberry. Full and dense in the mouth, with vigourous tannins, and a delicately spicy, full-flavoured finish.

 

Serving suggestions

Fillet of beef with formaggio di fossa, free-range chicken alla cacciatora, baked capon.

 

 

Serving temperature 18°C. Open the bottle an hour before serving, and decant.

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