Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Riserva" DOCG 2011 Fattoria Giuseppe Savini
Awards and honors
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOCG is a great structured red wine. The grapes, 100% Montepulciano, are carefully selected and harvested at the end of October. Then, only the free-run must gets pressed and winemaking takes place at a controlled temperature. After malolactic fermentation, which grants a particular fineness and maturation, the wine need to be aged in 5 hl tonneau (a particular kind of oak barrels) for 15 months. Bottle refinement lasts at least 6 months.
Characteristics of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva
It displays a deep garnet red colour and conveys a black fruit jam bouquet, which merges fade flower scent with pepper and cardamom notes, then ends with a delicate fragrance of licorice and coffee. On the palate it’s light and elegant, but also strong, velvet and tannic in taste. Spicy and fruity flavours return in the end.
Recommended pairings while tasting
It should be served in a wide crystal glass at a temperature of 18°-20°C. We suggest to uncork the bottle 2 or 3 hours before serving, in order to bring out its characteristics.