Valle Reale Vigneto di Popoli 2016

Because of its unique location, Valle Reale has redefined Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: at 1,100+ feet above sea level, Valle Reale’s vineyards are nestled into one of Italy’s most beautiful national parks. This rich wine is made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grown in the oldest estate vineyards on soils rich in chalk, clay and pebbles. Harvested by hand in November, the grapes are gently pressed and macerated with the skins for ten days to ensure ideal color concentration and structure.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, this wine is surprisingly concentrated. With silky tannins and layers of dark berry fruit and spices, this is a rich and aromatic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Full-bodied and firm, yet supple.

Food Pairing

It is ready to be enjoyed with hearty pasta dishes, roasted poultry or lamb, and slow cooked ribs. 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard name
Popoli
Vineyard size
25 acres
Soil composition
Pebbly and Clay-Loam
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation
1,155 feet
Vines/acre
640
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Total SO2
60
Year vineyard planted
1950
Harvest time
November
First vintage of this wine
2000
Bottles produced of this wine
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
75-79 °F
Maceration technique
Delestage
Maceration length
10
Type of aging container
Tonneaux
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
USDA Certified Organic
Certifying Organizations
USDA
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.45
Residual sugar
<0.2 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L
Dry extract
28.6 g/L

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