100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Selected organic vineyards in the province of Chieti, in the Abruzzo region of Central Italy.
AGE OF VINES:
15 to 20 years old.
PLANT TRAINING AND DENSITY:
Guyot training. 3500 plants per hectare with an average yield of 3 kg per plant.
Manual harvest occurs towards the end of September and also in the first week of October.
After de-stemming, the grapes are not crushed, allowing them to remain intact, reducing damage to the skins and optimizing colour extraction. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 25°C for 8-10 days. Both remontage and delestage are carried out in the early stages of fermentation in order to achieve soft extraction of aromas and gentle tannins. After racking, the malolactic fermentation is induced with selected yeasts.
20% in second and third passage French and American barriques for 6 months