Wine Description

Montecucco Rosso D.O.C.

Production area Tuscany Maremma – Civitella Paganico Fraz. Civitella (GR) Italy
Soil loam, rich of skeleton
Altitude 270m a.s.l.
Age of vines 8 years
Productive surface 3 hectares (7.41 acres)
Training System spur pruned cordon
Planting density 5,000 vines per hectare (2.5m X 0.8m; 98in X 31.5in)
Production per hectare about 7,000kg
Date of harvest 2 October 2012
Harvesting method manual harvesting, in 15kg boxes
Vinification alcoholic fermentation in steel and extraction of polyphenolic component aided by multiple pumping over; post-fermentation maceration of 18 days; malolactic fermentation in steel
Refinement half of the mass was aged in used barrels (barriques) for about 14 months, the remaining part in steel tanks
Alcohol content 13.5% vol
Acidity 5.6g/l
Residual sugar 0.6g/l
Production 7,000 bottles
Color garnet red
Odor intense, quite complex, fine, fruity bouquet of ripe fruit, spicy black pepper, with woody hints
Taste silky and warm, savory on the final, with a discreet freshness; intense and balanced, with a good persistence
Pairings starters and cold cuts; medium-aged cheeses; grilled and stewed red meats
Serving temperature 18°C (64.5°F)
Ageing potential 7/8 years

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