Rosso Umbria IGP 2008

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
188 acres
Soil composition
Sedimentary, clay and calcareous
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990 feet
Vines/acre
2,400
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1990
Harvest time
September and October
First vintage of this wine
1995
Bottles produced of this wine
1,500,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
1-3 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
77-82 °F
Maceration technique
Delestage, aeration and punchdowns
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
3 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Acidity
5 g/L
Dry extract
30 g/L

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