Type of wine: DOC red wine
Production zone: Colline del comune di Controguerra
Grape varieties: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Training system: Old vineyards using gobelet and spurred-cordon systems
Yield per hectare: 95 quintals
Time of harvest: Start of the first ten days in October
Winemaking technique: Fermentation with skin contact for 10-15 days at a temperature of 28-30°C. Racking followed by maturation in steel. Ageing in oak barrels for 18 months followed by 6 months’ bottle ageing.
Bottles produced: 40.000
Sensory characteristics: Very concentrated ruby colour. Intense, lingering, varietal nose with undertones of good wood layered with liquorice and vanilla. Excellent structure which gives a full-bodied, rounded palate. Characteristic, bitter-almond finish.
Food pairings: Game, braised meat, red meat or roasts.