TRENTANGELI Rosso Castel del Monte D.O.C. CATEGORY
Rosso Castel del Monte DOC (controlled appellation)BLEND
Aglianico 70%, Cabernet 20%, Syrah 10% Selected grapes cultivated at our Bocca di Lupo
The vintage was, on the whole, a cool one with an anomalous climate during the growing season.
Early spring was characterized by higher than average temperatures bud burst which arrived approximately a week early. continued, however, the rest of the spring and delaying the subsequent phases of growth and development o rise to the principal types of vine diseases, particularly downy mildew. conditions, a careful and vigilant viticulture was of fundamental importance, attentive and timely in its interventions in the vineyard to preserve t the vines and grapes and the quality of the crop.
In the months of August and September brought ripening and harvesting times back into line with normal season average The Syrah was picked during the first ten days of September, the Cabernet around mid-September, and the Aglianico during the first ten day Despite all the difficulties, the quality of the wines produced was particularly satisfying, with a certain number of exceptional results as w PRODUCTION
The grapes were picked at a high level of ripeness realize all of their structural and aromatic potential. fermented in conical stainless steel fermenting tanks and at temperatures held to a maximum level of 77°-81° Fahrenheit (25° contact, managed with soft extraction techniques to achieve suppleness and balance in the wines, lasted fifteen days. The wine was then run off its skins and went into small French and Hungarian oak barrels where it went through a complete malolactic fermentation and aged for twelve months before bottling. further eight month period of bottle aging preceded commercial release ALCOHOL
14 % vol. TASTING NOTES
Color an full and dense ruby red Aroma an intense nose of red berry fruit, vi pepper, cinnamon). Flavour on the palate the wine is soft, balanced, and harmonious with an attractive texture and excellent length and persistence SERVING TEMPERATURE
64°-68° Fahrenheit (18°-20 ° centigrade)