Cantina Zaccagnini - San Clemente - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
The crushing, maceration, and filtration of juices is performed completely under vacuum. The fermentation is thermally controlled and all movement of the wine is done without oxygen contact by vacuum aspiration. The selected Montepulciano grapes are grown in the eight acre San Clemente Vineyard located on the hills of Bolognano, part of the Zaccagnini Estate. The wine is fined in small oak barrels for fourteen months, and one year in the bottle before its release.
Deep purple with intense aromas of blackberry, black pepper, and leather; underscored by flavors of vanilla.
Assertive, full-flavored “country style” cooking such as: Venison or rabbit stew; Ossobuco; Roast leg of lamb; Spaghetti puttanesca; Pasta with sausage, pepper and onions; Roast duck with green peppercorn sauce.
ESTATE & WINES
The 500 acres of the estate of Ciccio Zaccagnini is located in Bolognano, alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, in the province of Pescara. It is situated approximately 30 miles
from the coast and about 8 miles from the Maiella Mountain which rises 9,000 ft. The vineyards are located in the cru section called "Colle Morto di Bolognano". Marcello
Zaccagnini, the dynamic director of the operation, together with this winemaker, Concezio Marulli, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo. They focus on keeping an eye on tradition while paying close attention to advancing technologies and modernization in the cultivation and processing of their grapes.