Area of production: hills in the province of Chieti (Italy).
Altitude: 167m above sea level.
Vine training system: tendone.
Vine variety: Montepulciano.
Vines per hectare: 1800
Average production per vine: 9-10 kg.
Grape yield: 230 tonnes, Wine 161 hl/ha
Soil: mainly pebbly
Harvesting time: 20 September – 20 October
Type of wine: red
Vinification: grape bunches are destemmed and after adding selected yeasts the wine ferments in stainless steel tanks; the cap of floating grape skins is kept wet at all times; at the end of the fermentation (7-8 days) the skins continue to be kept wet for 8-10 more days in order to extract all the useful substances.
Refinement: in stainless steel tanks for 6 – 8 months.
Alcoholic content: 13,0% vol.
Serving Temperature: 18/20°C.