Rosso Umbria IGP 1999

A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria, Vitiano Rosso is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in Nevers barrels for three months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

This is a blockbuster young red wine with explosive, luscious aromas. Vitiano Rosso is deep ruby-red in color, and offers a wide range of fruit and spice aromas, including black cherry jam, licorice, and tobacco leaf. It is best enjoyed in its youth when

Food Pairing

This versatile wine pairs well with a wide array of food, including meat, pasta, and pizza.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Umbria/Montecchio and Orvieto areas
Vineyard size
187 acres
Soil composition
Limestone and clay
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
980 feet
Vines/acre
2,400
Exposure
Southwestern
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1995
Bottles produced of this wine
2,000,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
80 °F
Maceration length
16
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
2-3 months
Type of oak
French oak: Nevers
Length of aging before bottling
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.9 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Acidity
5 g/L
Dry extract
30 g/L

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