Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C.
Area of Production: Bolognano, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Wine Notes: Dark, ripe, berry fruit and plum notes on the nose give way to a lush and rich mouthfeel with great structure and a long, dry, smooth finish.
Wine Making Technique: The Zaccagnini estate is organically farmed, although the wines are not certified organic. This is because in the eventuality that they have to purchase extra fruit, they cannot guarantee that those grapes will be organically farmed as well. The crushing, maceration and filtration of the juices are performed completely under vacuum. The fermentation is thermally controlled and the movement of the wine from tank to barrel is done through vacuum aspiration - without oxygen contact. The wine is aged in large neutral oak botti (barrels) for about 8-9 months, followed by a few months in the bottle prior to release.
Estate & Wines: The 500 acres of the estate of Ciccio Zaccagnini is located in Bolognano, alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, in theprovince of Pescara. It is situated approximately 30 milesfrom the coast and about 8 miles from the Maiella Mountainwhich 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 his winemaker, Concezio Marulli, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo. Keeping an eye on tradition, each bottle in this line, wears a small piece of the "Tralcetto", or grape vine, around its neck; they also pay close attention to advancing technologies and modernization. Vines cultivated by Marcello Zaccagnini include Montepulciano and Trebbiano, both classic wines.
Recommended Pairings: The perfect pasta, pizza, burger wine that also pairs well with game stews, roasted meats and especially Ossobucco.
UPC Code: 089475501014
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