Type of wine: DOCG red wine
Production zone: Hills of the municipal territory of Controguerra
Grape varieties: 95% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 5% Sangiovese
Training system: Spurred cordon
Yield per hectare: 90 quintals
Time of harvest: First ten days in October
Winemaking technique: Classic red wine-making technique with maceration on the lees for 7-10 days. Maturation in stainless steel vessels followed by ageing in 7500-l wooden tubs for 18 months.
Bottles produced: 10.000
Sensory characteristics: Deep ruby colour with excellent clearness. Persistent and intense perfume with notes of matured red fruits, bouquet of cinnamon and liquorice with hints of violet. Full-bodied, good structure and excellent balance with soft ending.
Food pairings: Roasts, red meat and semi-mature cheese.