CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOC

This is a rosè wine obtained entirely from Montepulciano grapes vinified white. The color varies each year from a pale pink to a strong scarlet according to the seasonal trend that gives a different degree of coloration of the skins. A nice fresh taste and a great elegance in perfumes, accompany the typical structure of the Montepulciano grape. It goes well with light dishes of spring and summer, but also with pasta dishes or white meats. The grapes come from a young Guyot-trained vineyard with low yields, the harvest is anticipated at the end of September and carried out by hand. The bunches are destemmed and grapes undergoes a maceration of only 6 – 12 hours to prevent a too intense staining of the must and finally, a soft pressing. A second cold decantation for 18 hours, then start the fermentation at low temperature, about 18°C. The wine rests in a tank on its lees until early February.

Line

Col Del Mondo

Type of Wine

Rosè

Variety

Montepulciano 100%

Alcohol

13%

Line: Col del Mondo
Type of wine: Rosè wine
Wine Appellation: Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo D.O.C.
Variety: Montepulciano 100%
First harvest: 2001
Alcohol: 13-13,5%
Production area: Collecorvino, Pescara, Abruzzo
Type of soil: silt and clay, rich in moraine stone, sometimes calcareous
Exposure and Altitude: South-West at 200 m above sea level
Production method and plant density: Guyot with 5000 vines/ha
Vineyard age: 13 years
Yield of grapes per hectare: 10000 kg
Grape harvest time: end of September
Skin contact: for 6/12 hours
Fermentation: stainless steel 100% White wine technique.
Yeast used: selected
Fermentation and soaking's duration: 10-15 days
Fermentation temperature: 15-17°C
Maturation process: 4 months in cement tanks on fine yeasts.
Malolactic fermentation: no
Bottling period: in February of the year following the grape harvest.