Colline Teramane Riserva DOCG 2016 - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Colline Teramane Riserva DOCG 2016 - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Production site: Località Casal Thaulero, Roseto degli Abruzzi – Teramo.

Vine variety: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo.

Sun exposure: South, south-west.

Soil position: hills of 100 metres a.s.l.

Growing system: spurred cordon; a selection of the grapes is made during the developing season in order to get a limited quantity of fruit but of very high quality.

Soil type: Clayey of medium texture (red clay), well exposed.

Period of grape harvest: Second and third weeks of October.

Bottling: April four years after the harvest, after the maturation in wood barrel, the ageing in oak barriques for 12 months and the fining in bottle for 12 months.

Color: Intense and dark rubin red, that evolves in time.

Smell: Intense, rich, celestial, with notes of cooked red fruit, reminders of black cherry, plum, currant, myrtle, dried flowers and spices as liquorice root, vanilla, black pepper and tobacco.

Taste: it shows its generosity with a great intensity, dry and very warm, soft, fairly fresh, good tannins and sapidity, great and complex smell-taste persistency.

Food matching: grilled and baked lamb, aged pecorino cheese, goat and sheep meat of the abruzzese cuisine.

Alcohol volume: 14,50%

Awards

93/100 James Suckling 

Grand Gold Frankfurt Wine Trophy

91/100 Luca Maroni 

Silver Medal London Wine Competition (Riserva 2015)

Silver Medal BIW Best Italian Wine Selection (Riserva 2015)

Gold Medal 93/100 Gilbert & Gaillard (Riserva 2014)

Silver Medal London Wine Competition (Riserva 2014)

Bronze Medal Decanter (Riserva 2014)

4 Grappoli Bibenda (Riserva 2014)

93/100 Luca Maroni (Riserva 2014)

89/100 Veronelli (Riserva 2014)