Pomele Rosso Dolce Lazio IGT 2016

With the help of his students from the University of Viterbo, renowned winemaker Riccardo Cotarella discovered that Aleatico, a red grape variety introduced to Italy from Greece, thrives in the volcanic soil found in the Lake Bolsena region of northern Lazio. Very low yields and a special cold maceration technique are used to preserve and intensify this grape's extraordinary and unique aromas.

Tasting Notes

Pomele is the ultimate red dessert wine. Bright ruby-red in color, this sweet red wine is brimming with fresh berry and plum aromas.  On the palate, a zesty, perfectly balanced acidity keeps the youthful profile lively and delicious.

Food Pairing

Best served with cherries jubilee, bananas Foster, crème brulée, or trés leches cake.

Production Info
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic and Stony
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1998
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2001
Bottles produced of this wine
8,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Aleatico
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8 days
Fermentation temperature
55-59 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
4
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Size of aging container
50HL
Length of aging before bottling
1 month

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