Valle Reale Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Popoli 2010
Because of its unique location, Valle Reale has redefined Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: at 1,100+ feet above sea level, Valle Reale’s vineyards are nestled into one of Italy’s most beautiful national parks. This rich wine is made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grown in the oldest estate vineyards on soils rich in chalk, clay and pebbles. Harvested by hand in November, the grapes are gently pressed and macerated with the skins for ten days to ensure ideal color concentration and structure.
Ruby-red in color, this wine is surprisingly concentrated. With silky tannins and layers of dark berry fruit and spices, this is a rich and aromatic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Full-bodied and firm, yet supple.
It is ready to be enjoyed with hearty pasta dishes, roasted poultry or lamb, and slow cooked ribs.
Varietal composition 100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation 10 days
Fermentation temperature 75-79 °F
Maceration technique Delestage
Maceration length 10
Type of aging container Tonneaux
Length of bottle aging 6 months
Size of aging container 500 L
Type of oak French
Length of aging before bottling 24 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices USDA Certified Organic
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