Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC Superiore

Cerano
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC SUPERIORE

Details

Category
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC SUPERIORE
Type
Cerasuolo
Alcohol
14% vol.
Grape variety
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%
Vineyard
Cerano Estate (340 metres’ elevation), in Valle Peligna, Vittorito
Soil profile
Medium-textured, tending to clay
Training system
Vertical trellised, spurred cordon
Vineyard yield
90 q/ha
Harvest period
Hand-harvested during the last week of October - beginning of November
Vinification
Gentle pressing of the red-grape clusters, cryomaceration on the skins to extract fruit aromas and varietal characteristics of the montepulciano grape, followed by static cold-settling of the must (at 10oC), then controlled-temperature (16-18oC) fermentation of the must. The wine is matured in steel, then aged in the bottle 2-3 months.
Sensory profile
The wine appears cherry pink, from which cerasuolo derives its name. The nose is striking for its rich, lingering array of impressions, which include strawberry, wild cherry, and wild red berryfruit, as well as sour cherry jam and rose petals. The palate is remarkable for its velvety texture, roundedness, and lengthy progression, as well as for the classic touch of almond on the finish. Its impressive structure and full character perfectly suit it for accompanying first courses, lighter meats, mixed boiled meats, and medium-aged cheeses. It is delicious with fish, particularly grilled and fish broth. The adventuresome will enjoy it with pizza.
Cellar ability:
To fully appreciate its elegance and fragrances, this cerasuolo should be enjoyed in its youth.
Serving temperature
12-14°C (54/57 F)
Annual production
15,000 bottles of 750ml
Size
750 ml