Valle Reale Vigneto Sant'Eusanio 2018

The wine name is 'Vigneto Sant'Eusanio' and means 'Vineyard Saint Eusanio', as it takes its name from the vineyard, like all cru wines made by Valle Reale. Eusanio was a martyrized Christian from IV century.

In 1999 the Pizzolo Family decided to restore an old vineyard of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo found on the property acquired years earlier. 
Careful observation of the environment where the vineyard is situated and the passion for agriculture, a legacy of generations of a farming family, encouraged them to undertake an in-depth study of the origins of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. For years, they have observed and experimented. Until 2007, the year in which they decided to invest their passion: producing wines by using only indigenous yeasts, facing the risk and patiently nurturing the spontaneous fermentation of the grape must. Then they perfected the pied de cuvee technique, thanks to the experience and passion of Enrico Antonioli, an expert wine maker who was trained in Burgundy in France. And in 2007, they decided to let nature speak for herself, in order to allow the incredible biodiversity found in the uncontaminated environment that surrounds Valle Reale to express all its richness, transferring the territory into the wines.
 

Tasting Notes

As this Montepulciano is produced within a col mountain area, it comes out as a high-acidity red, which reminds of Pinot Noir.

Food Pairing

Thanks to its acidity, it goes very well with lean dishes, accompanying very well delicate food flavors.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Vineyard name
Vigneto Sant'Eusanio
Vineyard size
2 acres
Soil composition
Stony
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,968 feet
Average Vine Age
19
Exposure
Southeastern
Total SO2
50
Year vineyard planted
2000
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2009
Bottles produced of this wine
8,600
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration length
12
Fining agent
no fining
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
50L
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
Biodynamic-Demeter
Certified Vineyards
Vigneto Sant'Eusanio
Certifying Organizations
Demeter
Sustainability Certification
Demeter (biodynamic)
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13% %
pH level
3.45
Residual sugar
<0.2 g/L
Acidity
5.81 g/L
Dry extract
27.2 g/L

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