Controguerra Rosso Riserva

Type of wine: DOC red wine
Production zone: Hills of the municipal territory of Controguerra
Grape varieties: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 80% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.
Training system: Spurred cordon
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Time of harvest: Second ten days in October
Winemaking technique: Fermentation with skin contact for 8 – 10 days in stainless steel at a temperature of 28°-30°C. Aged in 500-l wooden barrels for 18 months followed by six months’ bottle ageing
Bottles produced: 2.600
Sensory characteristics: Deep ruby colour Winey nose with hints of ripe red berries characteristic of Montepulciano together with the grassy aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex nose with mature tannins which give this wine an exceptional smoothness
Food pairings: All kinds of roast meat. Excellent with rabbit chasseur or pigeon on the spit