Montepulciano Riserva Cerano 2012

CategoryMontepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC RISERVATypeRedAlcohol14% vol.Grape varietyMontepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%VineyardCerano Estate (340 metres’ elevation), in Valle Peligna, VittoritoSoil profileMedium-textured, tending to clayTraining systemVertical trellised, spurred cordonVineyard yield90 q/haHarvest periodHand-harvested in the last week in October – beginning of November.VinificationThe 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.Sensory profileTA deep ruby red with garnet highlights, it is marked by rich aromas of wild berryfruit and subtle notes of vanilla. Smooth and warm in the mouth, it features superb structure, delicate balance, and long-lingering aromas and flavours. It is an ideal partner to full-flavoured fare, including game, red meat, and aged cheeses.Cellar ability:5-8 yearsServing temperature18°c (64 f)Annual production15,000 bottles of 750 ml, 500 magnums of 1.5l.Regular size750 mlComments:Released in the fourth year following harvest


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