Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Turan 2007
RIPE & BOLD FULL BODIED RED
From an exceptional vintage, this is a charming wine with generous layers of dark fruit supported with hints of liquorice, chocolate and tobacco. Despite being more than one decade old it is still fresh and drinking beautifully. This exceptional Montepulciano comes from a 40 year old vineyard planted over stony and loose soil in Northern Abruzzo very close to the border with the Marche region. In 2007 rainfall was low in Abruzzo and production was down between 15 and 25%. Pronounced water stress gave inky, rich and muscular red wines.
Altitude: 290 m.a.s.l.
Vine exposure: South/south-est
Age: Over 40 years
Implant density (vines/ha): 1.000
Production per vine (Kg/plant): 5
Production per hectare (q/ha): 80
Vine cultivation system: Row
Vine pruning: Cordon spur pruning
Manual selection of the grapes harvested towards the end of October in a 40 year old vineyard in Colonnella and Controguerra with optimal exposure and low yield.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks thermo-conditioned and after the malolactic fermentation it matures in old french barriques for 18 months and then ages in bottle for at least 12 months.
A big and mature red. The nose is intense with a spicy bouquet of roasted dried fruit and chocolate. On the palate it is mouthfilling with aroma of dark fruit supported with hints of licorice, chocolate and tobacco. It has immense smoothness with supple tannins and a long finish.
It expresses perfectly its personality with red meat and game, blue cheese and seasoned salami.
Alcohol (ABV): 14.5%