Classification: V.Q.P.R.D. 1Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Doc Ilico. 
Origin: The vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra, about 260 metres a.s.l. 
Composition of subsoil: Medium-textured soil, tending to clayey. 
Grape: 100% Montepulciano. 
Characteristics of plant equipment: Vineyards are trained with a 3m x 3m pergola trellis system, with approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare, in a hilly position. 
Times of harvest and wine-making: Grapes are generally harvested during the first decade of October, and, after an accurate selection are stemmed and very softly crushed according the traditional "red” method, which includes a long-term maceration in stainless steel process tanks at a controlled temperature of 28°C . Once malolactic fermentation has taken place, wine ages inside Slavonian oak barrels (25 hl each) for approximately ten months, after which bottling takes place. Bottle refining takes place for 3 to 4 months before the wine can be sold. 
Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: ruby red with a hint of purple in its early stages.
Nose: red fruit notes, agreeable and persistent.
Flavour: it reveals itself as full-bodied, deep, ripe, round, harmonic and persistent with a final hint of licorice. 
Serving: It is best served with roasted red meat, braised meat, game, noble poultry, semi-matured cheeses; it is an ideal accompaniment to lamb and baby goat dishes. 
Analytical data

Alcohol 13.50 % vol. 
Total Acidity 5.70 g/l

Illuminati, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Ilico' DOC, 2017

SKU: 20131_2017
£12.61Price