Zavatti Riserva Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

TYPE: Red

ALCOHOL: 14%

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

SENSORY PROFILE: A deep ruby red with garnet highlights, it is marked by rich aromas of wild berry fruit and subtle notes of vanilla. Smooth and warm in the mouth, it features superb structure, delicate balance, and long-lingering aromas and flavours.

FOOD PAIRING: It is an ideal partner to full-flavoured fare, including game, red meat, and aged cheeses.

VINIFICATION: 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.

VINEYARD: 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.

CELLARABILITY: 5-8 years

COMMENTS: Released in the fourth year following harvest.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C (64 F)