Stella Montepulciano 2017 3L Bag-in-Box
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes, grown in Abruzzo’s hillside vineyards near the Adriatic Coast.
Dry, yet mellow, with smooth tannins and delicious aromas of black cherries, strawberries and herbs.
An excellent complement to a date night or casual evening enjoyed with Italian cheeses, pizza or red meats.
Vineyard name: Various vineyards in Abruzzo
Soil composition: Sandy soil
Training method: Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation: 900 feet
Yield/acre: 5.6 tons
Year vineyard planted: 1995
Harvest time: September
First vintage of this wine: 1998
Bottles produced of this wine: 108,000
WINEMAKING & AGING
Varietal composition: 100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 7 days
Fermentation temperature: 77 °F
Maceration technique: Pumpovers
Maceration length: 5 months
Malolactic fermentation: Yes
Length of bottle aging: 4 months
Length of aging before bottling: 5 months
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