Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
Cerasuolo is certainly Abruzzo’s most iconic traditional wine, a homemade beverage that farmers took to the fields with them as refreshment on summer days.
For us, it’s the wine that provides proof of how the year’s harvest of Montepulciano grapes has fared. We select only the best clusters to guarantee the wine’s structure, freshness, mineral notes.
DESIGNATION: Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo DOC
AREA: Abruzzo – Teramo hills
ALTITUDE: 250-300 metres
SOILS: Medium-textured limestone and clay
TRAINING SYSTEM: Abruzzo pergola, spurred cordon
DENSITY: 1,600–5,000 plants/hectare
VINEYARD AGE: 15–35 years
AVERAGE YIELD: 80 quintals/hectare
HARVEST: First ten days in October
WINEMAKING METHOD: Cold maceration for 24 hours. First-run juice collected in vats. Fermentation in steels vats at low temperatures (12– 13 °C) for 30–40 days to safeguard aromatic potential during the process
AGEING: 3 months in stainless steel vats.
BOTTLE AGEING: 1 month
PRODUCTION: 10,000 750ml bottles
SENSORY PROFILE: Renaissance red shades with notes of strawberry and pomegranate. A well-balanced mouth of softness, acidity and a mineral layer. A finale played out on unmistakeable raspberry hints.
PAIRINGS: Excellent served with a platter of cured meats, but also with vegetarian dishes and legume soups.
SERVING TEMPERATIRE: 10°-12°C