ROSSO MONTEPULCIANO DOC WINE
Wine-makingVino Nobile di Montepulciano “Antico Colle” comes from Sangiovese grapes and a small percentage of Merlot. 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 30 C°), the grapes are crushed and the must re-passed over the grape dregs. The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14- 16 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 6 months in French wooden oak casks. Before being made available for sale the wine is refined in bottles for 4 months.
Notes on tastingThe colour of this wine is an intense ruby red with an aroma of red fruit and berries. With flowery undertones, an harmonious and very agreeable flavour. To be served at a temperature of 16-18 ˚C. It is advised to open the wine one hour prior to serving. To be accompanied by first courses, roasts, cold meats and cheese.
Grapevine90% Prugnolo Gentile (clone Sangiovese) - 10% Merlot
Altitude of vineyards300-400m above sea level
TerrainMedium consistency layered, sandy, tuffaceous and clayey
Plant density6,000 plants per hectare
Wine production per hectare50 Hl/Ha
Alcoholic content13,50 % Vol.
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