Barone Cornacchia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Appreciated by most Montepulciano Organic Wine drinkers.
Intense ruby red colour, tending towards garnet with age. Intense and complex bouquet with notes of plum. Soft, pleasantly tannic, balanced, intense and persistent flavour
A fresh and richly fruited Montepulciano (red wine) from a quality traditional producer, who now uses organic methods. Cornacchia's vineyard soils are stony and calcerous, which makes them well-drained in addition to the aromatic brightness added by the presence of lime. With an altitude of 240 metres, these closely managed and certified organic sites offer perfect conditions for a beautifully balanced and food-orientated Montepulciano D'Abruzzo.
Maceration on the skins for 8-10 days with must at 26 ° C in stainless steel tanks. The aging is done in Slovenian oak barrels of 30 hectoliters capacity for 12 months and then in bottle for 3 months before released.
The best food pairings are with pasta dishes with meat sauces, roasted red meats and aged cheeses.