Organic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOP - "Riserva della Regina" (6-Box)

Organic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOP - "Riserva della Regina" (6-Box)

2009, 2011, 2012
Grape variety
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
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Volume: 0.75L

Alcohol content: 14% vol

The box contains 2 bottles for each vintage:

2009:The abundant rains and humidity that characterized the spring slowed the ripening process of the grapes and harvest forecast has been uncertain until June. The sun and the heat exploded in summer favoring the production of healthy and high quality grape rich in anthocyanins (red color). The vintage, however, was not the best for the quantity and this has contributed to the qualitative improvement of the wine obtained

2011:The climatic conditions of the last two weeks of August and the month of September have left their mark because of the heat and absence of rains. This has affected the yields and anticipated the maturation. Exceptional vintage

2012: Rain, snow and low temperatures in winter have guaranteed the presence of good water reserves in the vineyards. The sunny days and high temperatures from April onwards have favored the development of good vegetation and well-formed bunches. From a qualitative point of view there was a lack of parasitic attacks and the dryness did not damage the production as initially feared

Suggested food pairings:
Cured meats, liver based recipes, grilled meat, mushroom and truffle based recipes

Temperature of service:
16 - 18°C

Location of the vineyards:
Towns of Orsogna, Filetto, Guardiagrele and Arielli, on the slope of the Majella National Park. The vine is plantedon a calcareous and clayey soil at 450 meteres above the sea level and only 15 km away from the sea

Farming system:
Pergola Abruzzese

Vinification process:
The grapes are carefully selected by hand. The fermentation is carried out following the rules of organic wine. The maceration can last up to 20 days in order to extract color and aromas

In barriques and in large casks for about a year, followed by a subsequent one year period of aging in the bottle

Aging resistance:
25 years

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