Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
100% Montepulciano from vineyards within the township of Ortona. Harvest takes place in early October. The grapes macerate on the skins for a short period (around six hours) to achieve the lovely rose hue, followed by racking and fermentation without the skins for fifteen days. The result is a lively, light cherry color; the nose is fruity, intense, and persistent, showing notes of strawberry confirmed on a medium-bodied palate with excellent intensity, balance, and persistence. Bright and fun, but an especially great value.
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- 2017 | James Suckling90
- 2017 | Vinous90
- 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge92
- 2013 | Luca Maroni93
- 2013 | Tastings88
- 2014 | Wine Spectator87
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
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Selected yeast, locally harvested
12 °C (53.6 °F)
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Near Ortona, Abruzzo
1-3 hectares (2.47 - 7.4 acres)
Clay and limestone
230-430 (750-1,400 feet) above sea level
1,800-2,500 plant per hectare
3-6 tons per hectare
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bright cherry pink. Intense and persistent, delicate fragrance, very fruity with notes of small redfruits (strawberry). Medium body, intense, well-balanced,soft and round, very long in the mouth. Drink young.
Best served at 6-8 °C (42.-46.4 °F).
he result is a lively, light cherry color (“cerasuolo” means cherry); the nose is fruity, intense and persistent, with notes of strawberry, which are confirmed on a medium-bodied palate with excellent intensity, balance and length.
Up to 2 years
Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia