Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGT

100% Sangiovese from vineyards within the townships of Ortona and San Salvo and covering a total of 380 hectares (939 acres). Garnet color, fruity bouquet of strawberries and black cherries with vinous notes and hints of wood, quite intense and persistent; medium-bodied, with firm tannins and good balance, immediate appeal.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Wine Spectator87
  • 2015 | Luca Maroni91
  • 2015 | Vinous88
  • 2012 | James Suckling91
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast, locally harvested

Fermentation temperature:

27 °C (80.6 °F)

Length of maceration:

10 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

20-30% in oak and 80-70% in stainless steel

Container size:

225 liters

Container age:

100% second use

Type of oak:

American

Bottling period:

December

Aging before bottling:

2 months

Aging in bottle:

1 month

Closure:

Screwcap

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Near Ortona, Abruzzo

Soil composition:

Clay and limestone

Vine training:

Pergola (Tendone) and Guyot

Altitude:

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

Vine density:

1,600-1,800 plant per hectare

Yield:

9-11 tons per hectare

Exposure:

Southeastern

Age of vines:

10-25 years

Time of harvest:

Late September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

350,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Garnet red. Intense and persistent, fruity (strawberry and black cherry) with a winy note and wood flavor. Medium body, good tannins, balanced and ready to drink

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Best with cold cuts and salami or structured first courses, meat dishes and cheese.

Aging potential:

5-6 years

Alcohol:

13

Winemaker:

Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia