Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP
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.
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 1 hour before drinking it.
Gastronomic matching – Structured first courses with tomato sauce, timballo, wild boar, red meats and seasoned cheese.
The vineyards extend in the area of Pescosansonesco at 550 m.a.s.l., in the core of Grans Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. The terroir is clay-calcareous, rich in organic matter, located on a slope facing north-east. The summer climate is dry and well ventilated.
Properties of the variety
The Montepulciano is an Abruzzo native variety: it prefers clayey soils, tolerates droughts and ripens late. The concentration of anthocianins is one of the highest in the world. Rich in tannins, it may result astringent if enjoyed young. The red fruit notes amaze for their intensity.
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, density of 5200 plants/ha,100 tons/ha yield, mechanical harvesting in the middle of October.
In red: maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats for 8-10 days with selected yeasts at controlled temperature (22°-24°). Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
In concrete tanks, 12 months in 20hl and 60hl big oak barrels and aging in bottle. It should be stored at 14°-16° and consumed preferably within 8 years from the harvest.
Intense red ruby wine. Hints of sour berries, currant and blackberries, along with hints shades of licorice, cinnamon and black pepper. Tasting it, this wine is soft, with elegant and mature tannins. Excellent structure and persistence.
|Alcohol||14,00 – 14,50 % v/v|
|Sugar||2,00 – 2,50 g/l|
|pH||3,40 – 3,60|
|Total Acidity||5,00 – 5,50 g/l|
|Volatile Acidity||0,30 – 0,40 g/l|