Hills around Chieti- Majella slopes
ORIGIN OF THE GRAPE
Montepulciano is an autochthonous grape of the center of Italy and in particular of the area between Marche and Abruzzo regions. There are several documents dating back to 1700. In detail, the native land of this vine seems to be Torre de’ Passeri in the province of Pescara.
Medium – Calcareous
ALTITUDE AND EXPOSURE
Orsogna 432 m. a.s.l.
Hand-harvested in the first decade of October, its grapes, after a soft destemming, undergo a maceration of about 14 days. During this period, the wine also completes the alcoholic fermentation at a temperature not exceeding 20°C. It is then introduced into barriques, where malolactic fermentation ends. Subsequently, the wine is aged in oak for further 6 months and it rests in the bottle.
Intense ruby red color with purple hues, going to garnet hues after ageing.
Red fruit and spices aromas, intense and ethereal.
Full bodied, dry, harmonic and fairly tannic.
Gastronomically it prefers boiled, braised, roasted, noble poultry and aged cheese.