G Farchione, Corso, XX Settembre, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, DOC, 2018

BLEND – Montepulciano 100% DESIGNATION – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC TYPE – Dry still wine from native grapes ABV – 13.5% GRAPE VARIETY– Montepulciano TRAINING SYSTEM – Abruzzo-style pergola YIELD PER HECTARE – 10,000kg PRODUCTION DISTRICT – Tocco da Casauria, Pescara ALTITUDE – 360m asl HARVEST – Last ten days of October WINEMAKING METHOD – Fermentation on the skins FERMENTATION – Controlled temperature 25 °C MATURATION – Steel tanks; fibreglass-lined concrete vats AGEING – In bottle BOTTLING – 3 years after harvest COLOUR – Deep ruby red nuanced with violet NOSE – Heady, unmistakable bouquet, fruity notes of cherry and red berries. PALATE – Crisp against a pleasingly tart backdrop. Persistent, vigorous, nicely tannin-rich. SERVING TEMPERATURE – 18 °C – 20 °C PAIRINGS – Pasta and rice starters – red meats – cheeses

Product Number: 13
Wine Producer: G Farchione
Vintage: 2018
Region / Appellation: Abruzzo
Country: Italy
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): £18
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes