Zavatti Nera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

TYPE: Red

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

SENSORY PROFILE: The wine appears a garnet-rimmed ruby red, then offers varietally-faithful aromas of morello cherry and wild red berry fruit. Firmly-structured and lightly tannic, it also displays a velvet-smooth mouthfeel.

FOOD PAIRING: It is delicious with red meats and game.

VINIFICATION: Gentle pressing of the grapes, then a lengthy, submerged-cap maceration and cool-temperature fermentation. The wine matured 6-8 months in 40hl oak botti, then a further period in the bottle.

SOIL PROFILE: Medium-textured.

TRAINING SYSTEM: Vertical trellised, Guyot.

VINEYARD YIELD: 120 q/ha.

HARVEST PERIOD: Mid to late October.

COMMENTS: Released three years after the harvest.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C (64 F).