...The peculiar aromas given by this technique sometimes reveal themselves in a slightly unusual way compared to traditional Montepulciano during the aging in barrique. This has reminded us of the name of a playful elf of the Abruzzo tradition, that we imagine living hidden among our barrels and playing with the wine inside.
GRAPES: Montepulciano 100%
area 2 Ha
altitude 300 m/above sea level
TRAINING: Abruzzo curtain 2,50 x 2,50 meters
YEAR OF PLANTING: 1972
YIELD: 50 hl/Ha
FERMENTATION: In steel vats, with cold pre-maceration and a total maceration of 30 days
AGEING: 20-22 months in new barriques, with “batonnage sur lies”
ALCOHOL: 13,5 – 14,5% according to the vintage
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20° C
TASTING NOTES: full body and excellent persistence and balance. The “sur lies” technique gives the wine a natural stability, enriching the broad fruity complexity with very elegant nuances of flowers and spices, introducing a fresh and deep palate that is able to develop a very long finish and an intriguing drinkability.