For D'Agostino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, grapes are hand-harvested from specific vineyard sites in the Chieti province of Abruzzo. The grapes are de-stemmed and then undergo an extended maceration period to extract color, aromas and an elegant mouth feel. The must is racked off during fermentation and pumped over the skin cap. The wine is placed in stainless steel tanks to complete the malolactic fermentation process. After aging 12 months in French oak barriques, the wine is then transferred to large Slavonian oak barrels for an additional 12 months of aging for a total 24 months in oak. The wine then rests in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Grape varieties : 100% Montepulciano
Altitude : 285m - 365m ASL
Vineyard age : 35-40 year-old-vines
Exposure : South-East/South-West
Soil : Clay, limestone and loam
Tasting notes :
Deep ruby red with garnet hues. Aromas of blackberry, crushed violets, licorice, leather, and anise. Elegantly structured and full-flavored with notes of dark fruits, Morello cherry, coffee and balsamic with a long and luxurious finish.
Enjoy D'Agostino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva over the next 12-14 years with a grilled steak, osso buco, lasagna, and aged cheeses.