Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva


Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC RISERVA
14% vol.
Grape variety
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%
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 in the last week in October - beginning of November.
The grapes are de-stemmed and gently pressed, then the must macerates 15-20 days on the skins at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C. Following the fermentation, the wine matures for 12-18 months in 5-10hl tonneaux, then an additional 6-8 months in the bottle.
Sensory profile
TA deep ruby red with garnet highlights, it is marked by rich aromas of wild berryfruit and subtle notes of vanilla. Smooth and warm in the mouth, it features superb structure, delicate balance, and long-lingering aromas and flavours. It is an ideal partner to full-flavoured fare, including game, red meat, and aged cheeses.
Cellar ability:
5-8 years
Serving temperature
18°c (64 f)
Annual production
15,000 bottles of 750 ml, 500 magnums of 1.5l.
Regular size
750 ml
Released in the fourth year following harvest