CASTEL DEL MONTE DOP ROSSO
Dark ruby red, with a wide bouquet of ripe red fruit, crushed raspberries and balsamic spices. It is a full bodied dry wine, rich and balanced, with soft tannins and a long finish of berries and traces of licorice. “There is a lot of immediate and balanced pleasure to be found there” (Vinous by Eric Guido)
Organic certified starting with harvest 2016, it has an high content of dry extracts.
Since 2003 this wine comes 100% from Nero di Troia grapes, fermented in rotating stainless steel tanks equipped with hot/cold water external pockets.
The wine ages for 12 months in 35 hl. Slovenian oak; 12 months in steel vats or glassed (vetrified) tanks, and for further 6 months in the bottle stored in warehouse with control of temperature and humidity.
It is ideal for red meats, roasts, and aged cheese. It should be opened 1 hour before serving, at 16-18° C.
Denomination Castel del Monte d.o.c. Grapes 100% Nero di Troia Cru Il Melograno First bottling 1980 Average production 30.000 bottles per year Vineyards 4,5 Ha Yield 1,8 Kg.per vine Kg/Ha 7/8000 Kg. Altitude 250 mt. above sea level Soil Calcareous Vintage First half of October (standard) Vinification Maceration with hot/cold technique in rotating stainless steel vats Fining 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels 35 hl. capacity +12 months in steel vats + 6 months in bottle. Alcohol content 13,5% by vol. Total acidity 5 g/l Combining Roasts/aged cheese/broad beans and chicory/ragù