MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC £FEDERO” WINE FROM ABRUZZO
(Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” from Controguerra, Teramo)
A wine that symbolises not only a winery but the whole appellation. Fiore – Podere San Biagio’s Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” shows all the potential of Montepulciano area and above all the power that characterizes this unique indigenous grape.
100% Montepulciano d Abruzzo
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” retains a ruby red colour, deep and impenetrable. It expresses powerful notes of spices, such as black pepper and cinnamon, and liquorice, balanced by fruity hints. Plums, cherry jam and raspberries are just some of the primary scents that enrich the floral nuances of dried violet and broom. The palate is soft and enveloping, as well as fresh and of good texture. In addition, it presents elegant herbaceous notes in the mouth in order to refresh the palate and leave the mouth clean. Tannins are pungent, typical of the vine and promise a good ageing. Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” is a highly representative wine of the area from which it comes, worked with only biological methods.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-Body Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Montepulciano is a food friendly wine that matches nicely with most Italian foods: Pizza, pasta, and anything with black truffles. It has the tannins to pair with wild game, braised meats, squab or pheasant, or even a nice steak or lamb. Of course, aged cheeses go well too.
Jacopo Fiore, 27, manages the production of the family farm Podere San Biagio. An organic farm born in the early 90’s in Controguerra, a small village in the province of Teramo. “Land of migration, transhumance, land of brigands, historically aimed at production, but above all for the consumption of wine.” A wine that in history has conquered not only the brigands but also the conquerors: “It is said that Annibale was so struck by the goodness of the wine of this area, who decided to bathe his horses so that the perfume would accompany him on his long journey”.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of October and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 15 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in oak barrels. After the wine goes directly in different oak barrels, where, in conclusion, matures for six months.
Consequently ageing in barrels, Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” remains a couple of months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from October 20th to 30th
Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC “Federo” – More Details
ABV: 14,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 2.000