Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Pasetti

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Pasetti

100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C.

This single-variety montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine is the first line created by Pasetti and it may be considered, among the other, their "classic" label. This elegant dry red wine is a representative sample of the charming production area of Pescosansonesco (Pescara district), in the heart of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Technical features

Vintage 2013

Production area

It grows in Pescosansonesco at 550 meters above sea level. Vineyards are located at the foot of Gran Sasso in a very windy place with a high temperature range. Here the soil is clay-calcareous and rich in skeleton.

Wine history

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Pasetti derives from Montepulciano grapes with a yield of 110 quintals per hectare. The grapes are picked up at the end of October and there’s a skin contact for 10 - 15 days. After a first period in steel tanks, the wine ages in 60 hl oak barrels for 9 months and then 16 months in the bottle.

Organoleptic features

It’s a vivid ruby red wine which smells of blackberry, currant and blueberry, accompanied by hints of licorice, cinnamon and black pepper. In the mouth it’s warm with soft and evolved tannins, a right balance, good structure and persistence.

Time of vintage

At the end of Octob

Vinification

White vinification with a cryomacerationa t 4 °C for 24/36 hours, precrushing and soft pressing with a consequent refrigeration to facilitate the decantation. Fermentation occurs with selected yeasts at 10 - 13 °C in steel tanks.

Ageing

18 months in steel tanks, 8 months in the barrel and then 6 months in the bottle.

How to serve it

It needs to rest at least 10 days after its arrive. It should be served at a temperature of 18 °C. The bottle should be opened 2 - 3 hours before drinking it.

Gastronomic matching

Structured first courses with tomato sauce, timballo, wild boar, red meats and seasoned cheese.

How to store the bottle

The bottle should be put in a horizontal position away from direct light, heat and noise at a temperature of 15 - 18 °C and a humidity of 60 - 80 %.

Analytical data

Alcoholic grade: 13,68 % Vol.
Residual sugar: 2,40 g/l
pH: 3,60 g/l
Total acidity: 5,58 g/l
Extract: 35,60 g/l

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