Montepulciano Rosso

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Grape Varietal: Montepulciano Rosso
Pronunciation: “Mohn-teh-pool-CHAH-nooh”
Tasting Notes: Sensual, savory, soft, slightly tannin and dry.
Food Pairing: Served best with roasted veal stuffed with spinach, deep-dish pizza, and beef satay.
Serving Notes: 16-18C
Grape History: Montepulciano is a red wine grape variety grown widely in central Italy, most notably in eastern Abruzzo, Marche, and Molise regions. The variety was named after the Tuscan parish of Montepulciano, but, confusingly, is not used in the famous wines produced there.
Harvest: September
Vinification: Gentle pressing; fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26-28C; maceration for 15-20 days.
Aging: 8 months in stainless steel tanks.
Bottling: Varies
Alcoholic Content: 14% by volume
Sugar: 2 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l
Location: Comes from the east coast of Italy, specifically the Abruzzo region in the low hills and flatland around the Adriatic coast.
Altitude: 1056-1155 feet
Soil: Preference for deep soils and good exposure, and hot, dry weather.
Density: 4700 plants/hectare
Trimming Technique: Horizontal spurred cordon