Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Riserva 2017

Don Luigi was made in tribute to Don Luigi Di Majo Norante, the patriarch of this estate. The wine undergoes a period of extended maceration to achieve incredible color and concentration before being refined further in Allier and Tronçais barriques for 12-18 months. The resulting wine is a benchmark expression of Montepulciano from the Molise region.

Tasting Notes

Opaque ruby in color with garnet reflections, Don Luigi is a richly aromatic wine with layered notes of ripe wild berries, prunes, charcoal, cocoa, and licorice. On the palate, well-balanced tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel make for an unforgettable wine experience.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with baked pasta dishes, salami sauces, farsumagru, and mint-herb-crusted lamb shank.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Molise DOC
Vineyard name
The Martarosa vineyard
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
1,760
Yield/acre
2.4-2.8 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1998
Bottles produced of this wine
35,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French: Allier and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling
12-18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
15.5 %
pH level
3.59
Residual sugar
3.6 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
37.5 g/L

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