Type: Red wine
Varietals composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit verdot.
Appellation: I.G.T. Marche
First Year of Production: 2001
Bottles Produced: 13500
Production Zone: Tolentino (MC)
Soil: Medium to deep soil, predominantly clay combined with limestone.
Planting Year: 1994
Yield: 4,500 kilos per hectare
Vineyard Altitude: 130 meters above sea level
Training System: Espalier, spur cordon
Planting Density: 6000
Harvest date: September 10 through October 15.
Winemaking notes: Il Pollenza are made to embody the finest terroir and the intensity of fruit that have made from this particular valley. Different types of clay combined with limestone act like a sponge, accumulating water and releasing it slowly to the roots in dry years. We selected the best grapes for this wine from vineyards displaying the finest terroir. Hand harvested, and immediately transported in crates to the winery where they were a double selection on the grapes and de-stemmed and soft pressed.
Individually fermented from different lots in cement vat for 20 days at 28°C.
Malolactic fermentation in new French oak tonneau. The wine was aged for 14 months in 70% new French oak tonneau from numerous vineyard blocks to maintain their distinctive character. The individual blocks are tested and complex process of blending begins to define il Pollenza wine. The wine was bottled in August aged 24 months in bottle.
Fermentation tanks typology: cement vat
Aging period: 14 months
Period of bottling: August
Alcohol content: 14.5 %Vol.
Aging capacity: 15-20 years
Ideal temperature for serving: 16-18°C.
Sensorial characteristics: Dark and deep ruby red. Opulent bouquet with intense aromas of violet and blueberry fruit, mineral and herbaceous hints with dark spices. Perfectly balanced structure, warmth and silky tannins and a lovely long finish with blackberry fruit enriched by mineral and toasty flavours.
Food pairings: Beef aromatised with white truffle.