KERRIAS MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC

The Kerrias is the best synthesis of the great research work done on the Montepulciano vine. We use only the best grapes from vineyards planted in espalier, selecting the clusters, which are hand-picked. The maceration is pushed in search of a better extraction of polyphenols trough frequent pumping and some delestages during the most active phase of fermentation, while in its final stage these treatments are more delicate and few. The aging is prolonged and occurs first in new barrels for 8 months, then in large barrels for 6 months and finally for one year in bottle: it is a wine with strong characteristics of elegance, softness and richness of different notes. It is familiarly called “Uncle”, because it reminds us of a relative full of charm, refined and prodigal, in each meeting, with gifts and new experiences.

Line

Col Del Mondo

Type of Wine

Red

Variety

Montepulciano 100%

Alcohol

14,5%

Line: Col del Mondo
Type of wine: Red wine
Wine Appellation: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C.
Variety: Montepulciano 100%
First harvest: 2001
Alcohol: 14,5%
Nome del Vigneto: Filiani
Production area: Atri, Teramo, Abruzzo
Vineyard Name: Filiani
Type of soil: Calcareous marl rich in white morainic and alluvial material
Exposure and Altitude: South-West at 300 m above sea level
Production method and plant density: Spurred cordon with 4,000 vines/ha
Vineyard age: 21 years
Yield of grapes per hectare: 8000 kg
Grape harvest time: from 10th to 20th October
Fermentation: stainless steel 100%
Yeast used: Selected
Fermentation and soaking's duration: 15 days
Fermentation temperature: 26-28°C
Maturation process: 8 months in 225 liters french barriques (50% New oak and 50% second stage). 6 months in large 45 hl oak barrels
Malolactic fermentation: yes
Bottling period: during the summer of the second year following the grape harvest.