Riccio Nero

Production Area Abruzzo, Italia nero
Grape variety Montepulciano
Designation of variety Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC – RISERVA
Regulation DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Organic No
Orientation / Altitude of terrain Facing South-East / Between 250 and 350 meters a.s.l.
Density / Yield 2500 vines per hectare / 62 hl per hectare
Vineyards details A trellis-type runner system with a mean age of 25 years, planted on soils with medium texture tending to clayey
Winemaking Crushing of grapes with the skins staying with the must for 5 days at 10 ° C and subsequent must fermentation for 10 days at 18 ° C. During contact of the skins with the must have been carried out 2 daily pumping plus delestage at mid fermentation.
After fermentation, the skins were separated and gently pressed; all concluded by racking and malolactic fermentation
Aging This wine was aged in wooden barrels of 225 liters for 18 months and then aged in steel tanks until bottling
Best to drink 7-9 years from vintage
Visual inspection Deep ruby red with garnet
Nose Intense and complex. Notes of red fruits, pleasantly spicy with hints of vanilla and liquorice
Taste / Alcool Enveloping flavour, soft and balanced, with great structure and persistence. Alcool 14% vol.
Pairings / service Temperature Dishes of meat, game meat, seasoned cheeses. Best to serve at 18°C – 20°C
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