Tullum Rosso DOCG 2017

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Tullum DOCG is one of the smallest DOCG areas in Italy. It covers an very limited area – roughly26 hectares in the Municipality of Tollo in the province of Chieti – and is characterized by very strict production parameters. Being situated between the Adriatic Sea and Apennines, the uniqueness of this appellation is in the mix of mild sea climate and fluctuations of the temperatures that are typical of the mountains.

Food and wine pairing:

Best if served at 18-20°C with red meats, sausages and seasoned cheeses.

Tasting notes:

Red ruby color. The aroma is intense, supple with hints of caramel and cherry. Full bodied wine, fresh, balanced and persistent.

Winemaker’s notes:

Hand-picked harvesting in the second week of October. The vinification start with the maceration of skins in small steel tanks at controlled temperature for one month. The wine ages for 24 months in wooden tonneaux and minimum 6 months in bottle.

Main data:

Type: Red wine
Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano
Alcohol: 15%
Bottle capacity: 0,75 liter

Terroir and vineyard features:

Area: Tollo
Altitude: 180 m from sea level
Soil type: medium slightly calcareous and shallow sandy
Exposure to the sun: South, South-East
Age of vines: 20 years
Density of vines per hectare: 1.600
Cultivation system: “pergola abruzzese”
Yield per hectare: 90 quintals Harvesting: hand-picked in the second week of October