Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG

Made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes from vineyards located within the townships of Ortona, San Salvo, and Pollutri and covering a total of 334 hectares (825 acres). Vinification begins with soft pressing and de-stalking, maceration on the skins and fermentation for fifteen days. Ruby red with garnet reflections, the bouquet is fruity and quite persistent, reminiscent of red fruits, marasca cherries, and plums with vanilla nuances; full-bodied, with good balance and firm tannins, flavorful and long on the palate, immediately appealing and versatile.


Wine exported to

USA

Grape Varieties:

100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

15 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast, locally harvested

Fermentation temperature:

27 °C (80.6 °F)

Length of maceration:

15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Container size:

12,500-30,000 liters

Bottling period:

March

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

1 months

Closure:

Screwcap

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Ortona, San Salvo, Pollutri, Abruzzo

Vineyard size:

1-3 hectares (2.47 - 7.4 acres)

Soil composition:

Clay and limestone

Vine training:

Pergola (Tendone) and Guyot

Altitude:

165-430 (540-1,400 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

1,600-2,000 plant per hectare

Yield:

4-6 tons per hectare

Exposure:

Southeastern

Years planted:

25-50 years

Age of vines:

25-50 years

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

5,000,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Ruby red with garnet highlights. Intense, persistent and fruity (red fruit, “marasca”, plum) with hints of vanilla. Full bodied, well balanced, slightly tannic and long-lasting. Ready to drink.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Ideal with cold cuts and salami, robust first courses, meat and cheese.

Aging potential:

5-6 years

Alcohol:

13%

Winemaker:

Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia