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Classification: V.Q.P.R.D. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Doc Riparosso. 
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: Vines 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 and processed following the traditional "red” method, which includes a long-term maceration of the skins inside 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 six months, after which bottling takes place. Bottle refining takes place for 2 to 3 months before this 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 note 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: 13.5% vol*

(* Depending on the year, the analytical values may vary slightly)
Total Acidity 5.70 g/l

Illuminati, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Riparosso' DOC, 2021

SKU: 20139_2021
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