Cirelli 2017 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC (Anfora)
Item Number: 12461
Sub Region: Pescara
Appellation/AVA: Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcium and clay
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were manually harvested from 6 year old vines. The bunches were immediately destemmed, crushed in the hydraulic press (basket press) and the must was separated from the skins after 6 hours and transferred into the amphorae. At the end of the the first fermentation (30 days) the wine was racked a first time and then put back into the amphorae where it remained until the malolactic fermentation had completed. After which it was racked one more time and put back into the amphorae to rest only on the fine lees.
Tasting Notes: Light, rusty red color. Nose exhibits red berries and strawberry jam with a hint of cherry. This wine is medium body with some tannins that can stand up to pork and poultry. Flavors of red fruit lingers long after on the palate.