Montepulciano

Montepulciano

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC "Radica"

Via Piana Mozzone 4, 66010, Tollo (Chieti), Italia

Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

 

TERROIR AND VINEYARD FEATURES

Area: Fara Filiorum Petri

Altitude: 300 from sea level

Soil type: clay-alkaline, declination 7-10%

Exposure to the sun: South, South-East

Age of vines: vines planted in 1973 (unique vines with extraordinary characteristics, used also for reproduction)

Density of vines per hectare: 1.600

Cultivation system: “pergola abruzzese”

Yield per hectare: 140 quintals

Harvesting: hand-picked in the second half of October

 

VINIFICATION

Process: As soon as harvested, the grapes are destemmed and pressed, the must is conveyed directly into small steel tanks at controlled temperature, where fermentation occurs for about two weeks

Fermentation temperature: 25 °C Ageing: about 15 months in steel tanks

Alcohol: 13%

 

SERVING INFORMATION AND FOOD PAIRING

Temperature: 18-20 °C

Food pairing: Appetizers, pasta, roasts, sausages and cheeses

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Color: ruby red with brilliant shades of violet

Aroma: Scents of red fruit, fine spicy notes of chocolate and vanilla

Taste: Well-bodied, supple, balanced and persistent

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