Terre Aquilane I.G.P.
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Lively edition of the classic Testarossa line, this rosé wine is charming and fine. The vineyards are located in Capodacqua (L’Aquila) area, where the grapes give us an exclusive elegant wine.
How to serve it – It needs to rest at least 10 days after its arrive. It should be served at a temperature of 12 °C.
Gastronomic matching – It’s perfect with happy hours, pizza, “baccalà”, fish dishes, cold cuts, pasta with tomato sauce, roasted meat and fine cheeses.
The vineyards extend in the area of Capestrano at 450 m.a.s.l., in the core of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
This area is characterized by high temperature ranges between day and night that preserve the acidity and enhance the synthesis of aromas. The soil, which is sandy and pebbly, confer the wine with minerality and saltiness.
Characteristics of the variety
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an Abruzzo native variety. If vinified in white, it gives the wine nuances of small red fruit – it will preserve the natural acidity only if cultivated in fresh areas.
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, density of 5200 plants/ha, 120 tons/ha yield, mechanical harvesting in the first decade of October.
In white: cryomaceration at 8° for 12-18 hours, soft pressing and subsequent static decantation. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with seleted yeasts at low temperature (14°-16°).
2 months in stainless steel vats and 3 months in the bottle. It should be stored at 16°-18° and consumed preferably within 18 months from the harvest.
Bright cherry red wine. Elegant bouquet of cherry, raspberry and wild berries. Good acidity and saltiness accompanied by the right amount of roundness. Wild Rose aftertaste.
|Alcohol||13,00 -13,50 % v/v|
|Sugar||2,40 – 2,60 g/l|
|pH||3,15 – 3,20|
|Total acidity||6,00 – 6,50 g/l|
|Volatile acidity||0,20 – 0,25 g/l|