Montefalco Rosso

perticaia montefalco rosso.jpgWinery: Perticaia
Montefalco, Italy
Appellation: Montefalco Rosso
Designation: DOC

In a few words: Intense ruby red. Fresh and vinous with the aroma of wild berries, raspberries and blueberries. Full, mildly tannic. Or simply put, Wow!

Site: Grown in the winery’s estate vineyards.

Grapes: 60% Sangiovese, with 15% Sagrantino selected from barriques, and 15% Colorino plus a dash of Merlot

Fermentation and Aging: Maceration for one or two weeks depending on the grape variety. Temperature inferior to 30° C during fermentation. Temperature between 25°/28° C during skin contact maceration. Temperature between 20/22°C up to the completion of malolactic fermentation. Ages a total of 18 months - as set by the wine producers’ regulations. They are set as follows: 12 months in steel vats; 6 months in the bottle.

Notes: This is a wine that will evolve in the bottle so if it is stored properly it will mature for at least 5 years.