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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...
Colour: ruby red with a hint of purple in its early stages.
Nose: red fruit notes, agreeable and persistent.
Flavour: it reveals itself as full-bodied, deep, ripe, round, harmonic and persistent with a final hint of licorice.
The vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra, about 260 metres a.s.l.
Composition of subsoil:
Medium-textured soil, tending to clayey.
Characteristics of plant equipment:
Vineyards are trained with a 3m x 3m pergola trellis system, with approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare, in a hilly position.
Grapes are generally harvested during the first decade of October, and, after an accurate selection are stemmed and very softly crushed according the traditional "red” method, which includes a long-term maceration in stainless steel process tanks at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Once malolactic fermentation has taken place, wine ages inside Slavonian oak barrels (25 hl each) for approximately ten months, after which bottling takes place. Bottle refining takes place for 3 to 4 months before the wine can be sold.