Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Designation: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
District: Castiglione a Casauria, Pescara, Abruzzo
Soil: clay and limestone
Year of planting: 2009
Altitude: 220 m asl
Training system: vertical-trellised
Type of pruning: Guyot
Plants per hectare: 4000
Grape yield per hectare: 90 quintals
Harvest: First decade of October 2015
Seasonal weather trend: a hint of coolness in spring followed by a long, hot, summer with rain at the right time; a great vintage.
Maceration: in steel at 26 °C with inoculated yeast.
Ageing: in barrique for 12 months.
Analytical data: ABV 13.5%; sugars 2 g/l; total acidity 5.5 g/l; pH 3,6
Pairings: Perfect served with pasta dressed with meat sauces, with main courses of grilled and roasted red meats, and with medium-ripe cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16–18 °C
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC: Intense ruby red colour with hints of garnet. Ripe red fruit, black cherry and plum on the nose. Full, soft and lingering mouth.