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Senior

name of wine SENIOR MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO COLLINE TERAMANE D.O.C.G.
grapes varieties montepulciano
first harvest 1969
vineyard altitude 250 metres
vineyard aspect south
soils profile sandy calcareous
year vineyard planted 1970
training system spur-trained cordon
harvest period october
total dry extract 33.00 g/l.


VINIFICATION
type of press used vaslin
fermentation vessel steel
fermentation temperature controlled
length of fermentation and maceration 15-20 days
skin components extraction method pumpovers and punchdowns
malolactic fermentation yes


MATURATION
container used for maturation 25-hl slavonian oak botti
length of maturation before bottling, 14 months
length of bottle-ageing, 8 months


SENSORY PROFILE
Ruby red tending to garnet. The nose flaunts rich, clean-edged toasty
oak from traditional ageing, plus flowers and berries suggesting
blueberries, ending with raspberry and strawberry. Full and dense in the
mouth, with vigourous tannins, and a delicately spicy, full-flavoured
finish.


SERVING SUGGESTION
Fillet of beef with formaggio di fossa, free-range chicken alla cacciatora,
baked capon. Serving temperature 18°C. Open bottle one hour before
serving, and decant.