Colline Teramane Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG
This Montepulciano was first produced back in 1977. From 2014 we promoted it to the ranks of a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG, an authentic testimonial to this vineyard country and its cultivar.
“Le Murate”, named after one of Notaresco’s old districts, is made from selected grapes from our legacy of Abruzzo pergola vines, planted in the 1970s, and from more recent plantings, which are about 15 years old.
DESIGNATION: Colline Teramane Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG
AREA: Abruzzo – Teramo hills
VARIETY : Montepulciano
ALTITUDE: 250-300 metres
SOILS: Medium-textured limestone and clay
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot, Abruzzo pergola
DENSITY: 5,000–1,600 plants/hectare
VINEYARD AGE: 20–40 years
AVERAGE YIELD: 90 quintals/hectare
HARVEST: First and second ten days in October
WINEMAKING METHOD: Maceration for 6–7 days. Alcoholic fermentation in steel vats.
AGEING: The wine ages in steel vats.
BOTTLE AGEING: 3 months
PRODUCTION: 100,000 750ml bottles – 200 1.5l magnum bottles
SENSORY PROFILE: Intense ruby hues segue into a nose of sour cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant followed by rose petals and a touch of black pepper. The velvety tannins accompany a plush palate. The rich flavour partners perfectly with the acid backbone to bring freshness and length.
PAIRINGS: Recommended with mature cheese and with first courses with savoury meat-based, amatriciana or carbonara sauces. Also with mains of roast or barbecued meat.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°C