RISERVA DEL CONTE Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva
TYPE OF WINE
Still red wine
Grapes cultivated in the DOC area, the whole hilly coastline and the foothills on the Region of Abruzzo, which in the middle extends towards the mountains with high plateau and valleys.
Calcareous-clayey soil in the hills, alternated to alluvial and morainic plains.
Montepulciano is a late variety, so harvest takes place between end of September and beginning of October.
Pressing and maceration to extract the colour and soft tannins. Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks with frequent remontages and pumping over. Wine rests and refines for 24 months, at least 9 months in barrels, before bottling.
Intense ruby red with purplish hues tending to garnet with ageing
Red fruits aroma like cherry and raspberries. Clear plums notes and hints of spices
Well balanced dry wine of good structure with supple tannins. Full, robust and velvety
First courses with meat sauce, red meat grilled or in the oven, lamb or sheep, roast pork, rabbit or beef stew, chesses in general, soups or wild game.