Valle Reale San Calisto 2015

San Calisto is Valle Reale’s flagship wine. This muscular, yet refined, red is made from 100% Montepulciano grown in the San Calisto parcel, the oldest plot in the Valle Reale estate. This special vineyard is located in one of Italy's most beautiful national parks, surrounded by the majestic Gran Sasso mountain range.  Here, the vines benefit from the high elevation, a wide diurnal temperature range, lots of cool breezes, and limestone-rich soils.

Tasting Notes

Deep, ruby-red in color, San Calisto offers layered aromas of ripe blackberries and crushed black cherries, followed by spicy notes of cassis, leather, and Mediterranean wildflowers. On the palate, its firm structure is elegantly softened by its silky, rich mouthfeel.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with barbecued ribs, fresh berry coulis, mint-roasted lamb shank, or steak au poivre.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard name
The San Calisto vineyard
Vineyard size
10 acres
Soil composition
Sand with skeleton
Training method
Pergola abruzzese
Elevation
370 meters above sea level feet
Vines/acre
1650 hectares
Yield/acre
40q tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1952
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2000
Bottles produced of this wine
15,708
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
barrels of third passage
Length of alcoholic fermentation
30 days days
Fermentation temperature
75-79 °F
Maceration technique
soft pressing
Maceration length
30 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
12 months stainless steel + 18 months tonneau wood
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.35
Residual sugar
<0.2 g/L
Acidity
5.6 g/L
Dry extract
29.1 g/L

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