Riccio Rosso

Production Area Abruzzo, Italia rosso
Grape variety Montepulciano
Designation of variety Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Regulation DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Organic No
Orientation / Altitude of terrain Facing South-East / Between 200 and 300 meters a.s.l.
Density / Yield 2600 vines per hectare / 73 hl per hectare
Vineyards details A trellis type Guyot with a mean age of 15 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 the contact of the skins with the must it have been carried out 2 daily air pumping, plus delestage at mid fermentation.
After fermentation, the skins were separated and gently pressed; all concluded by racking and malolactic fermentation
Aging The wine was aged in oak barrels of 25 hl for eight months, then aged in steel tanks until bottling
Best to drink 4-7 years from vintage
Visual inspection Ruby red
Nose Hints of ripe red fruit, flowers and spices
Taste / Alcool Balanced flavour and soft, very persistent. Alcool 13.5% vol.
Pairings / service Temperature Pasta and meat dishes, cold cuts and medium-aged cheeses. Best to serve at 17°C – 18°C
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