Barone Cornacchia 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Item Number: 11551
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous with stones
Elevation: 780 feet
Baron Filippo Cornacchia started growing Montepulciano vines at the end of the 19th century and is considered the pioneer in the aging and bottling of Montepulciano in Abruzzo.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are grown using certified organic practices. Harvest is manual and takes place in the first half of October. Maceration on the skins lasts for 5 to 6 days in a horizontal tank with a daily pump over. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel. Wine ages for 6 to 8 months in 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by an additional 3 months in bottle.
Tasting Notes: A complex bouquet shows notes of cassis, plum, dark cherry, and herbs. This is a deep wine with tannins that fill the mouth and begs to be paired with meat. A thread of acidity harmonizes the wine's intensity. Finish is long and smooth. This is Italy in a glass!