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Montefalco Rosso

DENOMINAZION/CLASSIFICATION: Denomination Origin Controlled, Montefalco (D.O.C. Montefalco)

GRAPE VARIETAL: 65% Sangiovese, 15% merlot, 20% Sagrantino

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% by volume

/750ml

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COLOUR

rich ruby red with purplish hues

BOUQUET

complex, very rich. Touch of ripe red fruit, mature black-fruit, blackberry, cherry and black currant with spicy nuances of cocoa, vanilla, liquorice and cinnamon aromas

TASTE

medium-bodied, nice notes, warm and austere, with a perfect harmony between the coffee and tobacco nuances. Slightly tannic.

HOW TO SERVE, SERVE WITH

pasta dishes with intense tomato sauce, roast
and grilled meats and fish, excellent with spicy chicken, beef, lamb, game or cheeses.

Temperatura di servizio

about 18°-20°C

Montefalco Rosso

AREA OF PRODUCTION/PRODUCTION AREA:
VINEYARDS: Pietrauta Area, Montefalco
CULTIVATION SYSTEM:  counter espalier with spurred cordon
EXPOSURE: west-east
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES:  about 8/10 years
VINE DENSITY:  4,000 vines per hectare
SOIL TYPE: medium soil, limestone-clay mix
YIELD PER HECTARE:  60 quintals
ALTITUDE: : 400 meters above sea level
HARVEST PERIOD: at the beginning of October, hand picked, with a strict selection on a sorter table
VINIFICATION PROCESS.: FERMENTATION: controlled alcoholic fermentation and maceration
MATURATION: 30 months in total
AGEING PROCESS: 14 to 18 months in barriques
REFINING: : usually between 12 to 14 months
AGEING POTENTIAL:  more than 15 years old, depending on the vintage
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml