Rosso di Montepulciano DOC - De' Ricci
GRAPES: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot
Altitude: 350 m a.s.l.
Vineyards: 32ha in total, divided in three parts. The Fontago vineyard is an 8ha plot for the production of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC planted between 2001 and 2003.
Yield: 4500 kg/ha
Harvest: manual harvest into crates followed by a selection on sorting tables
Fermentation: after destemming, only a partial crushing of the grapes takes place. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (below 22°C) and 18-20 days of maceration.
Ageing: 6 months of aging in french tonneaux barrels
Reﬁning: 6 months of bottle refinement before market release
Bottle production: 25000 bottles 0,75l
Color: vibrant ruby red with darker shades
Nose: ripe raspberries and forest strawberries with spicy notes
This Rosso with its distinct aromas of cherries and violets is made from the Sangiovese varietal called Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano, with the additional of a little Merlot. A smooth wine for its young age, with subtle tannins and light hints of sweet oak, with a dry finish that pairs well with most Italian dishes.