Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC "Paparocco"
Via Piana Mozzone 4, 66010, Tollo (Chieti), Italia
Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
TERROIR AND GRAPE VARIETY
Area: Fara Filiorum Petri
Altitude: 300m from sea level
Soil type: clay soil
Exposure to the sun: South
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: horizontal (pergola abruzzese)
Yield per hectare: 90 quintals
Harvesting: hand picked in the second half of October
Process: the grapes are naturally dried for about one month, then destemmed and directed to small steel tanks for the fermentation under controlled temperatures. At the end of fermentation, both wine and the grape skins are pressed and the wine is stored in steel tanks. Malo-lactic fermentation.
Temperature: 22 °C
Ageing: 12 months in semi-toasted French oak barrels, 6 months in bottles
Alcohol content: 14.5% vol
Temperature: 18-20 °C
Food pairing: strongly-flavoured pasta dishes with tomato sauce, roast meats, particularly beef, and semi-mature cheeses.
Colour: rich ruby red
Aroma: intensely fruity nose with nuances of black cherry and wild berries, fragrance of vanilla
Taste: well-structured, warm and balanced, with soft tannin