Ricasoli Casalferro Super Tuscan
Tasting Notes:
Canaletto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo comes from the Abruzzo region in central Italy, known for the production of rich, robust reds made from the local Montepulciano grape. Dark cherry, plum and vanilla flavors. This bold wine pairs perfectly with a variety of meaty pasta sauces or grilled red meats.
 
Grape:
100% Montepulciano
 
Vineyards:
The Montepulciano grapes are grown in selected vineyards in the Pescara and Chieti provinces of Abruzzo, central Italy. All the vineyards are on hillside slopes of around 300-400 metres above sea level. Despite its southerly location, the Abruzzo has cold winters with abundant rainfall. Summers are hot with a good fluctuation of temperature between day and night. During the final stages of ripening, these conditions help to develop the spicy, cherry fruit flavor, typical of Montepulciano.
 
Vinification process:
The grapes are de-stemmed, then, very gently, crushed, causing as little damage as possible to the skins. Very frequent remontage takes place before and during fermentation. There is a total of 10 days skin contact before racking.
 
Aging process:
30% of the wine is aged in oak barriques for 12 months and 70% for the same period in stainless steel or concrete vats.
 
Main aromas and flavors:
Dark cherry, plum and vanilla flavors
 
Alcohol Contents:
13,5% vol.
 
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