NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO WINE
Wine-makingThe “Antico Colle” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made with a mixture of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. The harvest normally takes place in October, once the fruit has reached optimum condition. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (no higher than 30C°), the grapes are crushed and the must re-passed over the grape dregs. The fermentation and maceration process takes between 18- 22 days. Following on from the maceration of the grape skins the wine is drawn off from the vats with a light pressing of the remaining skins and seeds.
AgingThe aging process takes place over a period of 24 months in wooden oak casks of small and medium capacity from Slavonia. Before being made available for sale the wine is refined in bottles for 6 months.
Notes on tastingThe colour of this wine is an intense and deep ruby red. The extremely fine and elegant aroma is one of red fruit and berries. It has a long lasting and persistent flavour with a very pleasant aromatic aftertaste. To be served at a temperature of 16-18 ˚C. For an even greater appreciation of this wine it is advised to decant it into a crystal decanter prior to serving. To be accompanied by mature cheeses, first courses, red meats and roasts.
Altitude oh vineyards300-400 m above sea level
Exposition of vineyardsVarious
TerrainMedium consistency layered, sandy, tuffaceous and clayey
Plant density6,000 plants per hectare
Wine production per hectare40 Hl / Ha
Alcoholic content14,00 % Vol.
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