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Cerasuolo of Abruzzo

The Montepulciano of Abruzzo wine is produced both in the red and rosé versions. The Cerasuolo of Abruzzo is made of Montepulciano vine as basis. The cultivation area is extended in the Chieti, Aquila, Pescara and Teramo cities. The Cerasuolo of Abruzzo vines have to be cultivated on hills with a particular sun exposition. They can be cultivated up to 600 meters above the sea level if there is a south exposition. This vine is very different and it is cultivated since the Etruscans. The characteristic of the Cerasuolo of Abruzzo, as happens for other rosé wines, is the typical method used in the cellar. The reduction of the permanence period of vinification in white. This method has been always used in Abruzzo and it is part of the tradition, even if today it is under a technologic evolution.

Characteristics of Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC

The Cerasuolo has to be made of 85% of Montepulciano grapes and a 15% of other black not aromatic grapes, which are previously authorized and produced in Abruzzo. The Montepulciano vine is the most characteristic red vine in Abruzzo and it is not likely that it could be an imported Sangiovese. The superior Cerasuolo of Abruzzo have to have at least a proof of 12% and a production per hectare inferior. It has a characteristic pink color with intense and bright cherry nuances. The smell is mostly floral with geranium and carnation smells and fruity aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and cherry on a delicate spicy end. Due to its warm and soft components, a good mineral taste and the structure, it seems to be in front of a red wine. It is balanced and it has also a good persistence.

Suggested pairings for the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo

The Cerasuolo Abruzzo is a pleasant wine with an extended flexibility and it can be joined to different courses such as fish soups or grilled fishes but also with roasted white meats and medium aged cheeses. The Cerasuolo is perfect with starters, maccheroni alla chitarra and cereal or legume soups. It has also an excellent quality price ratio that deserve to be brought to your cellar. Check our online wine shop to find the available offers of the Cerasuolo of Abruzzo and select the right bottle for you.