Fantini Opi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane

Colline Teramane is a sub-appellation of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and was the first DOCG for the region, since 2003. The name Opi comes from the Farneses’ distinct property. The vineyards are in Colonnella. A wine for demanding palates, it is the perfect combination of great structure,  rich aromas and flavor and harmonious elegance.

TYPE
Red
GRAPES
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
AGE OF VINES
May be enjoyed in youth or cellared up to 4-5 years.
TOTAL PRODUCTION
36,000 bottles per year
WINEMAKER
Filippo Baccalaro
VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS
From 100 hectares (247 acres) of vineyards within Roseto degli Abruzzi and Colonnella, on particularly favorable terrain within the Colline Teramane DOCG zone.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Grapes are hand-picked and placed in small baskets and carried to the winery for de-stemming, and further selection. Soft-pressing, maceration/fermentation for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in French and American barrique for about 24 months.
TASTING NOTES
Ruby red with garnet reflections; intense, persistent, spicy bouquet with hints of chocolate and goudron that never overwhelm the succulent fruit. Great structure and tannins, very well balanced.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Excellent with rich first courses, red meat and semi-aged and aged cheese.
ANALYSIS DATA
Alc. 13.5% by vol.; 5.6 g/l total acidity; 0 g/l residual sugar; 38 g/l dry extract; 3.55 pH
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