Rosso Montepulciano DOC
Obtained from Sangiovese (denominated “Prugnolo Gentile” in Montepulciano), Canaiolo nero and Mammolo grapes. Vibrant ruby colour. Intense and persistent bouquet, vinous. Dry taste. Wine for all meals.
Montepulciano (SI), Sanguineto locality
Favourable microclimatic conditions, temperatures not too hot in summer and not particularly cold in winter.
All grapevines are well exposed to the sun throughout the day
80% Sangiovese (denominated “PRUGNOLO GENTILE” in Montepulciano), 20% Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo grapes
Characteristics of the Land and Planting
Medium-density soil of Pliocene origin. GUYOT system of planting
The vineyards were planted in various years 1963, 1999, 2012 and 2017 with a density of 2200-2400 plants per hectare.
The yield per hectare, according to regulation, is 100 quintals
Method of harvesting and vinification
The grapes are harvested by hand, put into crates, and are immediately brought to the cellar for destemming.
Spontaneous and natural fermentation without addition of yeasts, pumping twice a day during fermentation with the marc sinking. Duration of maceration takes around 8-10 days
Period of Harvesting and Aging
Last week of September-first week of October
Vinified in vitrified cement and steel tanks
Aging in Slavonian and Allier oak barrels of various capacities (18-20-25-30 hectolitres) for two years.
From 14% to 14.5% VOL depending on the year
Format and Serving Temperature
Optimal served at 18 ° C