MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC
Production area: Vasto
Height: 190 m a.s.l.
Type: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Vineyard: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Average production per hectare: 80 quintals
Refining: 18 months in oak barrel and barrique + 2 years in bottle
Growing system: rows with spurred cordon
Harvesting: hand-made in cases
Vinification: on-the-skins at controlled temperature of 25°C
Duration: on-the-skins maceration for at least 15 days
Colour: intense ruby red with light garnet highlights
Bouquet: typical, fruity, spicy
Taste: full-bodied with scent of fruit preserved in alcohol and chocolate
Match with: typical products, meat roasts and mature cheeses
Serve at: 18-20 °C
Bottle life: 5 years after being put on the market.
In a suitable environment, up to 10 years