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Testarossa - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Doc - Testarossa

The company's flagship wine, the Testarossa line is the one that best summarizes the company philosophy of wanting to remain strongly linked to traditions and family history. This historic label was created to celebrate the superb beauty of the women of the Pasetti family, having red hair.

Serving method: Leave the wine to rest for at least 10 days after arrival. In order to grasp all its merits, it is advisable to uncork the bottle 3 - 4 hours before, preferably if decanted; it should be served in a large glass at a temperature of 18 ° C.

Gastronomic Combinations: In the mouth it is persistent and goes well with rich and structured dishes of long cooking (red meats, game, very aged cheeses) or remains "single" to be enjoyed, as a meditation wine, in a suitable and right glass temperature and ... why not? also with chocolate and a good cigar.

Production area: The vineyards extend in the Municipality of Pescosansonesco at 550 m a.s.l. within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. The soil is characterized by a clayey-limestone matrix, rich in organic substance, sloping, facing north-east. The summer climate is dry and well ventilated.

Characteristics of the variety: Montepulciano is a native Abruzzese variety: it prefers clayey soils, tolerates drought well and ripens late. The concentration of anthocyanins is among the highest in the world. Rich in tannins, it can be astringent especially if drunk young. The notes of red fruits surprise for their intensity.

Vineyard: 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, density of 5200 vines / ha, yield of 100 q / ha, manual harvesting in boxes towards the end of October and the beginning of November.

Vinification: In red: maceration and fermentation in steel for 8 - 10 days with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 24 - 26 ° C. Spontaneous MLF.

Aging: 6 months in steel, 24 months in 1st - 3rd passage French oak barriques and 12 months in bottle.

Sensory analysis: Deep ruby ​​red color. Hints of ripe red fruit, dried violet and undergrowth such as plums, black cherries and marked tertiary aromas of eucalyptus, licorice, chocolate and tobacco. Warm, robust wine, with elegant tannins, good structure and long persistence.


Data sheet

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Alcohol content
Production Area
Pescara Hills
Stainless Steel Tanks and Oak Barrels
Service Temperature
16-18 °C
Harvest Year

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