Ramitello Biferno Rosso DOC 2013

This wine is made from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard.  After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and barriques for eighteen months. The final wine shows firm structure yet ripe, accessible fruit.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, Ramitello offers aromas of plums, forest fruits, dark chocolate, leather, and licorice.  On the palate, a rich and velvety body pushes flavors to continue over a long and intriguing finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled steaks, Port sauces, Scandinavian-style venison, and beef bourgignon.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Ramitello vineyard
Vineyard size
45 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam
Training method
Espalier
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
1,760
Yield/acre
3.6-4.8 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1968
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1970
Bottles produced of this wine
100,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Montepulciano, 15% Aglianico
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
228 L (Barriques)
Type of oak
French: Allier and Nevers
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
32 g/L

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