This single-variety montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine is the first line created by Pasetti and it may be considered, among the other, their “classic” label. This elegant dry red wine is a representative sample of the charming production area of Pescosansonesco (Pescara district), in the heart of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.
It grows in Pescosansonesco at 550 meters above sea level. Vineyards are located at the foot of Gran Sasso in a very windy place with a high temperature range. Here the soil is clay-calcareous and rich in skeleton.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Pasetti derives from Montepulciano grapes with a yield of 110 quintals per hectare. The grapes are picked up at the end of October and there’s a skin contact for 10 – 15 days. After a first period in steel tanks, the wine ages in 60 hl oak barrels for 9 months and then 16 months in the bottle.
It’s a vivid ruby red wine which smells of blackberry, currant and blueberry, accompanied by hints of licorice, cinnamon and black pepper. In the mouth it’s warm with soft and evolved tannins, a right balance, good structure and persistence.
Time of vintage
At the end of Octob
White vinification with a cryomacerationa t 4 °C for 24/36 hours, precrushing and soft pressing with a consequent refrigeration to facilitate the decantation. Fermentation occurs with selected yeasts at 10 – 13 °C in steel tanks.
18 months in steel tanks, 8 months in the barrel and then 6 months in the bottle.
How to serve it
It needs to rest at least 10 days after its arrive. It should be served at a temperature of 18 °C. The bottle should be opened 2 – 3 hours before drinking it.
Structured first courses with tomato sauce, timballo, wild boar, red meats and seasoned cheese.
How to store the bottle
The bottle should be put in a horizontal position away from direct light, heat and noise at a temperature of 15 – 18 °C and a humidity of 60 – 80 %.
Alcoholic grade: 13,68 % Vol.
Residual sugar: 2,40 g/l
pH: 3,60 g/l
Total acidity: 5,58 g/l
Extract: 35,60 g/l