Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of the most produced grapes in Italy. There are many labels of Montepulciano on the market, some also made by bottlers outside of the Abruzzo’s region. Those wine bottles that have the sole purpose to be cheap are often made without care and so over time they have compromised the name of this grape that, contrary, has unique quality characteristics. And so, the winemakers who, like us, try to produce quality wines have the tough and responsible task of bringing the name of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo back to the top.
Food and wine pairing:
Best if served at 18°C with appetizers, pasta, roasts, sausages and cheese.
Red fruit with spicy notes of chocolate and vanilla. Well-bodied, supple, balanced and persistent taste.
Grapes where handpicked in first half of October. As soon as harvested, the grapes are destemmed and pressed, the must is conveyed directly into small steel tanks at controlled temperature, where fermentation occurs for about two weeks. Ageing: about 15 months in steel tanks.
Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Bottle capacity: 0,75 liter
Terroir and vineyard features:
Area: Fara Filiorum Petri
Altitude: 300 from sea level
Soil type: clay-alkaline, declination 7-10%
Exposure to the sun: South, South-East
Age of vines: vines planted in 1973 (unique vines with extraordinary characteristics, used also for reproduction)
Density of vines per hectare: 1.600
Cultivation system: “pergola abruzzese”
Yield per hectare: 140 quintals
Harvesting: hand-picked in the second half of October