Cantina Zaccagnini - Chronicon - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
This wine comes from a single vineyard. The hand-harvested grapes are crushed and soft pressed. The skins remain covered with the juice during fermentation; the fermentation occurs under controlled temperature. The grapes are harvested from low yield vineyards. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, and aged in small oak barrels for about eighteen months prior to being bottled. The wine is then bottle aged for 3 to 5 months.
Intense ruby-red with purple hues, with characteristic flavors of the montepulciano grape. Full-bodied with tannic flavors in balance with the oak ones.
Full flavored cuisine, game, red meat and many types of pasta dishes.
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.