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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane is Abruzzo’s jewel in the crown, a fact confirmed by its promotion to DOCG status in 2003. Situated in Central Italy, its name (Colline Teramane) means hills of Teramo, and it is thanks to this prime hilly site with outstanding growing conditions that the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo gem can shine. This territory in the province of Teramo, with its special microclimate and good soil structure, is located between the high peaks of the Gran Sasso National...
Straw yellow with greenish highlights. The nose is fragrant with rich ripe fruit and white flowers, almonds, field herbs, citrus fruits, and a hint of spice. The wine is powerful and persistent with a beautiful balance between structure and softness due to the freshness and pleasant flavours that accompany the long finish.
The Pecorino vineyard is trained with a vertical trellis system with a density of approximately 5,600 stocks per hectare. The rows are south-west oriented. The are located in the municipality of Controguerra, 250 metres a.s.l. and contain rather fresh, medium-textured soil similar to clay.
The Pecorino grapes are hand-picked after careful selection usually during the second week of September, but this is dependent on climate conditions. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed very softly; the must is statically decanted before being poured into thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks to ferment at a controlled temperature ranging between 16° and 18°C. Approximately 10% of the must is fermented for 4 months in barriques to release a moderate “boisè” and a finer character.
- 91 Points -
Ian D'Agata, June 2017
Medium dark golden-tinged yellow. The enticing nose offers scents of yellow apple, pear, sage and mint. Bright, intense flavors of apple and pear are complicated by orange oil and tangerine. Fresh and juicy with a lively saline tang on the long finish.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
James Suckling, October 2018
A rich and layered white with cooked-apple, lime and cream character. Full body, lots of fruit and a flavorful finish. Drink now.See detailed press review