By Jasci & Marchesani
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012
Jasci and Marchesani is one of the historic wineries of the Abruzzo region and consistenly rated by Italian wine insiders as one of the top wineries in Italy. The company philosophy is to be able to develop and emphasize the most varietal expression of each vineyard. Structured Wines, fresh and lively, in correlation with the characteristics of the territory. Located in the Abruzzo region near Vasto, a lovely seaside town perched above the Adriatic Sea, the sunny rolling hills nestled between sea and mountain at an average of 200-250 meters above sea level act in concert with both time-honored techniques and modern technology to produce wines synonymous with quality and genuineness. The wines are tenderly cared for throughout the winemaking process and then stored in Jasci’s cellars, which were constructed and prepared in part by using modern and functional organic architecture, where they rest and mature in total peace. Originally founded by the grandfather Pasquale, the Jasci family still tends to the vineyards by hand day by day.
Production Area: Vasto/Monteodorisio/Casalbordino
Height: 190 m asl s.l.m./200 m asl / 30 m asl
Type: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Vineyard: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol content: 13,50% vol.
Refining: 6 months in 10 Hl oak barrel and bottle
Growing System: Rows with spurred cordon
Vinification: On the skins at controlled temperature of 25°C
Duration: On-the-skins maceration for at least 15 days
Colour: Intense ruby red with light violet highlights
Bouquet: Typical, fruity, with vanilla scent
Full-bodied but with soft flavors and gentle tannins, jammy red fruits abound in this cheerful, attractive red. Slight notes of cinnamon and vanilla are the inviting qualities in this central Italian classic.
Typical products, grilled and roasted meats, mature cheeses and classic Italian dishes such as gnocchi or pasta with beans.
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