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
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC - De' Ricci
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.