Farnese Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC 2014

£9.99

    Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

    TASTING NOTE

    Bright ruby red with garnet reflections. An intense, fruity bouquet with floral hints and some richer spicy notes. A full, well balanced palate with lovely ripe dark red fruits and soft tannins.

    The vineyards are situated around the towns of Ortona, San Salvo and Pollutri on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region. Facing south east, vines are planted on a mix of clay and limestone soils and are trained on both guyot and pergola systems.

    Due to a cool spring there was a delay in the vegetation cycle of around 10 days, which meant that harvest began at the end of September. Conditions throughout the year promoted a good natural balance of pH and acidity, with plenty of freshness at the same time as good colour concentration.

    Once the grapes were received at the winery, they were gently crushed and destemmed. The grapes then underwent a cold maceration for 4 days. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 24-26°C for 8-10 days. This wine received no oak ageing to preserve the vibrancy of the fruit.

     

    100% Sangiovese

    12% abv


    30% Montepulciano
    30% Primitivo
    30% Sangiovese
    10% Negroamaro
    Farnese Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC 2014