The weather this year was cool which the estate said produced wines rich in acidity. Carmine Festa gave it a 3-4-star rating out of five.
The color was a truly youthful, lively and lucent ruby-garnet and the initial aroma was once again distinct and showed no sign of reduction. There were scents of cherry and dried fruit and the bouquet was very young although not that complex. With breathing a pleasing mineral/smoky note emerged. The salt and acidity stood out in the mouthfeel with a flavor of cinchona at the center of the mouth and the finish tended to be dry despite the freshness. The persistence of the aftertaste was wonderful. An excellent table wine.
Classification: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane D.O.C.G. Reserve
Origin: The Zanna vineyard, from which this wine takes its name, is located 287 metres a.s.l. in the Municipality of Controguerra, along the hills to the right of the Tronto river that gradually decline towards the Adriatic sea, with a gentle climate characterized by natural fresh ventilation.
Composition of subsoil: This very ancient red-fruit grape survives on a scarcely porous marlstone soil, containing significant amounts of clayey soil.
Grape: 100% Montepulciano.
Characteristics of plant equipment: The Zanna vineyard was one of the first vineyards to be planted by the Company and is provided with a pergola trellis system with approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare. We have also recently realized new vertical trellis systems with 5,000 stocks per hectare.
Times of harvest and wine-making: The Zanna vineyard is one of the last to be harvested, after the grapevines have been heavily thinned and grapes meticulously selected; it is only produced in the best years. Grapes are stemmed, crushed and left for fermentation in stainless steel process tanks at a maximum temperature of 30°C. Once malolactic fermentation is over, wine is poured in Slavonian oak barrels (approx. 25 hl each) where it ages for 24-26 months.
Colour: Intense ruby red, turning to garnet-red with ageing. Nose: blackberry, it reminds of fruit and dry flowers, almost ethereal.Flavour: è it is a wine of great character, soft tannins, and is velvety and refined, serving as a powerful accompaniment to rich sauces.
Serving: It can be enhanced by red meats, game, truffles, seasoned cheese and gorgonzola cheese.
Alcohol 14.50% vol.
Total Acidity 5.50 g/l