|Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Tannic, Mocha, Spice, Black Fruits, Oak Aging
Gran Sasso's ‘Alta Quota’ Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane is an intensely flavoured red wine, with ruby and violet hues. The nose features spicy aromas and hints of chocolate, balanced by vibrant dark fruit. The palate is balanced with tannins and good structure. Enjoy this special Italian red!
About the Producer
Valentino Sciotti is involved with a number of wineries in Puglia, Campania (he is the man behind Vesevo) and his native Abruzzi. The Gran Sasso wines are made by winemakers Francesco De Santis and young winemaker Rino Santeusanio and display a freshness and directness of fruit that sets them apart from other wines from this area.
Vineyard and Winery
The vineyards are situated in the areas of Colonnella, Notaresco and Roseto on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region. Facing east and south east, vines are planted on both limestone and clay -based, medium-textured soils. Training is on both Tendone ("bower") and Guyot systems.
Grapes were hand-harvested. After a meticulous selection of the grapes at the winery, the fruit was destemmed and crushed before it underwent cold maceration for four to six days. Fermentation on the skins then followed at 24°C and lasted for 20 days in cement vats. Malolactic fermentation took place in barriques, where the wine was aged for 12 months. Finally, the wine spent six months in bottle before release.
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