Casale Vecchio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Price € 12.60
Sensory features: Very deep, brilliant ruby with purple reflections, the bouquet shows excellent intensity and richness, with notes of ripe red fruit, amaretto cookies, marzipan and sweet spices. Mellow, flavourful and complex on the palate, with smooth, velvety tannins, outstanding freshness and balance.
Grape variety: Montepulciano
Vineyards: Located within the townships of Colonnella, Ancorano and Controguerra and cover a total of 25 hectares (nearly 62 acres). Vinification begins with soft pressing and de-stalking with maceration on skins and fermentation for twenty days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in American barrique and aging continues for six months.
Best served: Ideal pairings are robust first courses, cold cuts and salami, particularly the excellent varieties to be found in the Abruzzo region, as well as roasts and stews.
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle size: 750ml