Denomination: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin. Grapes: Montepulciano 100%. Altitude: 210 m above sea level. Soils: medium texture. Vineyard: row, simple guyot. Harvest: Manual harvest, last ten days of October after grape selection in the vineyard. Vinification: After destemming, the crushed grapes are transported to vitrified concrete tanks. Fermentation is carried out in contact with the skins at a temperature of 30 ° C, not beyond, to facilitate extraction. During fermentation and after, for about ten days, the mass is moved which favors liquid contact (must / wine) and solid (skins). This broadens and defines the structure of the finished wine, which intensifies with the first aging in steel for a few months, then in large French oak barrels for about 8 - 12 months with subsequent refinement in the bottle for about 12 months. Tasting notes: intense red color, persistent undergrowth aromas, balanced and pleasant. Important body. Food & wine: goes well with fatty dishes such as roasts, grills and game. In particular, we recommend pairing it with the following typical dish: mazzarelle from Teramo. First year of production: 2006. The label : since ancient times, the oak has been considered a sacred and oracular tree. Its cult dates back to the prehistoric times of the Roman, Greek and Celtic civilizations. Favorite tree by gods and men, so much so that keeping a chip of this wood was thought to preserve from misfortunes. This belief goes back to our recent past, when in Abruzzo oak leaves on which lightning had fallen were gathered to entrust them to poor recruits leaving for the war. It was thought that thanks to this talisman, soldiers could not be hit by bullets and this is based on the belief that where lightning once fell it will never fall again.
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