OPI Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane 2012
Tenuta Cantalupo in Notaresco
the grapes are handpicked and put in little baskets and carried to the winery, for de-stemming, double hand selection and the gapes and soft crushing, maceration-fermentation for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in French and American barriques for about 24 months.
Garnet red. Intense and persistent, spicy (tobacco and jam), aromas of liquorice, fruity a little ethereal. Full bodied, soft, balanced, intense and persistent. Ready to drink upon release but also good for ageing 5/6 years.
Best served with:
Excellent with rich first courses, red meat and medium-seasoned and seasoned cheeses.
Idea of the Wine:
To have the highest expression of the vines of the area that is perfect for vine-growing with low yields and a slight over-ripping. Wine for demanding drinkers, it can combine perfectly great structure, aromatic and taste richness and harmonious elegance.