Rosso Umbria IGP 2016

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 French oak barrels for three months before being bottled. Made in a way that adheres to Riccardo Cotarella's philosophy of meticulous winemaking, the result is a delicious, youthful red at a terrific value.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of plums and black fruits are complemented by undertones of black cherry jam, licorice, and tobacco leaves.  On the palate, smooth tannins and acidity balance this wine to make a food-friendly red wine.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with sopressata pizza, pomodoro sauces, or ratatouille.

Production Info
Vineyard size
188 acres
Soil composition
Sedimentary Clay with Calcareous Deposits
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,000 feet
Vines/acre
2,400
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1992
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1995
Bottles produced of this wine
1,500,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-Three years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
77-82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Punchdown, Aeration, and Extended Skin Contact
Maceration length
15
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
3 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
3 months

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