Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
Cerasuolo is certainly Abruzzo’s most iconic traditional wine, a family beverage that farmers took to the fields with them as refreshment on summer days. For us, it is 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 and fresh, pleasing aromatic notes.
Designation: Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
Area: Abruzzo, Teramo hills
Variety: Montepulciano 100%
Altitude: 250-300 meters
Soils: Medium-textured limestone and clay
Training System: Abruzzo pergola, spurred cordon
Density: 1,600-5,000 plants/hectare
Average age of the vineyard: 15-35 years
Average Yield: 80 quintals/hectare
Harvest Method: by hand
Vinification: Destemming, cold maceration for 24 hours. First-pressing collected in a tank. Low-temperature settling. Fermentation in steel tanks at low temperatures (12-13 °C) for about 30-40 days. This technique safeguards the aromatic potential during fermentation. Maturation for 3 months in stainless steel.
Bottle Ageing: 1 month
Production: 10,000 750ml bottles
Sensory Profile: A deep cherry pink hue sets the scene for strawberry and pomegranate notes. The perfect balance of softness, acidity and minerality weaves a good tangy underpinning. Raspberry is to the fore in the finale.
Serving Companions: Excellent with charcuterie but also with vegetarian dishes and pulse soups.
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C