On the occasion of the company’s 20th anniversary, we decided to begin selecting even more strictly in the vineyard, thus giving rise to a project that will only be released in the very best vintages. Every one of our choices and every one of our sensations can result in profoundly different wines.
Red DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva
On the edge of the park of Mount Majella (Abruzzo-Pescara).
Montepulciano 100% (Africa or Casauria clone).
Its deep ruby hue foreshadows an intense bouquet, characterized by aromas of currants and marasca cherries in alcohol, along with hints of toasted almonds, gentian violets and a delicate spiciness. On the palate, the wine shows all its opulence, framed by tightly-knit, well-integrated tannins in a perfect balance between warmth and mellowness.
Particularly good with lamb and goat, roasted in a wood-fired oven. Other excellent matches are Pecorino di Farindola cheese and pasta made from ancient grain varieties cooked in a broth with local legumes.
MUNICIPALITY: San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore (PE)
SURFACE AREA: 4.2 ha
ALTITUDE: About 300-350 mt a.s.l.
NATURE OF THE SOIL: Clayey with average consistency
GROWING METHOD: Pergola Abruzzese with three branches
DENSITY: 1.600 – 2.000 vines / ha
AVERAGE VINEYARD AGE: 50 years
AVERAGE YIELD : 30 – 35 hl / ha
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 3.091 0,75 lt bottles, 40 Magnum, 2 Balthazar
We process this special selection of bunches with the utmost care, destemming by vibration using the Pellenc Selectiv’ Process; the perfectly whole, healthy berries then remain undisturbed for 24-48 hours, with a total absence of sulfites. For the first two weeks, fermentation is conducted with gentle pumping over daily and a délestage. In the following weeks, maceration takes place with simple dampening of the cap, followed by racking into new (40%) and previously used (60%) tonneaux and barriques. Maturation for a period of 12 months, then light filtration prior to bottling.