Stella Montepulciano d`Abruzzo 2017

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes, grown in Abruzzo’s hillside vineyards near the Adriatic Coast.

Tasting Notes

Dry, yet mellow, with smooth tannins and delicious aromas of black cherries, strawberries and herbs.

Food Pairing

An excellent complement to a date night or casual evening enjoyed with Italian cheeses, pizza or red meats.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard name
Various vineyards in Abruzzo
Soil composition
Sandy soil
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation
900 feet
Vines/acre
1000
Yield/acre
5.6 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
1995
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1998
Bottles produced of this wine
108,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
<1.0 g/L
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Dry extract
29.2 g/L

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