Rosato IGP Terre di Chieti 2017

“Ferzo,” in Italian refers to a patch of fabric that, when stitched together with others, creates a sail.  The union of the finest viticultural “patches” in Abruzzo gives life to Ferzo, a distinctive line of wines which embody the best of region’s indigenous grape varieties and individual terroirs. 

About the Vineyard

The vineyards that source Ferzo Passerina are found in the rolling hills that stretch between the Adriatic Sea in the East to the Appenine Mountains in the West.  The relationship between mountains and sea is always felt in this part of Italy as temperature variations yield a constant breeze known here as the "brezza di terra". 

Wine Production

Ferzo Rosato is derived from 100% Montepulciano grapes.  After crush, a delicate hue is transferred to the must during 4 hours of cold maceration.  Afterward, the must is quickly separated from the skins and a stainless steel fermentation at low temperature ensues. 

Tasting Notes

Ferzo Rosato is a dusty rose petal with violet reflections.  Light and soft on the palate, the wine is juicy, crisp, and delicious.  Aromatically, the wine shows plenty of clean, bright cherry, cranberry, white pepper, and sage, with a wonderful bitter almond finish. 

Food Pairing

Rose wines are outstanding for their versatility. Ferzo Rosato is at home anywhere from apertif hour on an outdoor patio at springtime to accompanying a rustic fisherman's stew or pasta with wild musrhooms on a cold evening.

Production Info
Vineyard size
10 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
VSP
Elevation
594 feet
Vines/acre
1400 - 1600
Average Vine Age
15 - 25 years
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1993
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2015
Bottles produced of this wine
24,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
4 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12-16 days
Fermentation temperature
57-64 °F
Fining agent
Animal based
Length of bottle aging
1 MONTH
Size of aging container
5000 L - 150 HL
Length of aging before bottling
3 MONTHS
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.8 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
7 g/L
Acidity
6.3 g/L
Dry extract
21.3 g/L

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