Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2020

The organic Montepulciano grapes that produce this wine are sourced from two separate vineyards: Popoli and Capestrano. Capestrano's soaring summer temperatures and silty soils yield richness and structure.  The rocky and exposed terrain of Popoli bestows fragrance and freshness.  Spontaneous fermentation binds the raw materials into a sum that is greater than its individual parts-- a wine that is both rich and elegant, and that speaks clearly of its terroir.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, this youthful red offers explosive aromas of blueberries, cherries, licorice, and sweet spices. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with plentiful acidity and a pleasant finish.

Food Pairing

This wine can be served before a meal, but it pairs well with meatballs, tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, and risotto ai funghi.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard name
The Valle Reale estate vineyards
Vineyard size
75 acres
Soil composition
Pebbly and Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990-1,485 feet
Vines/acre
2,680
Yield/acre
4 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Total SO2
65
Year vineyard planted
2002
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2010
Bottles produced of this wine
80,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
75-79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling
3 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
USDA Certified Organic Grapes
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.39
Residual sugar
<0,2 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
28.5 g/L

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