Bulciano Rosso Piceno DOC
In 408 AD, after surviving the attacks of Alaric I and the Visigoths during the Gothic wars, the Picentes finally found safe shelter in the five hills around Castrum Montis Sanctae Mariae, now called Montecassiano. On one of those hills, Monte Bulciano, lays the vineyard that gives life to this Rosso Piceno Selection, our own tribute to the history and traditions of these lands.
|PRODUCTION AREA||Appignano (Macerata)|
|VINEYARD POSITION||300 mt above sea level|
|GRAPE VARIETIES||Montepulciano 80% and Sangiovese 20%|
|GRAPE HARVEST||Hand harvest. A scrupulous selection in the vineyard and a further selection at the winery|
Fermentation in European oak casks for up to 15 days with frequent punching down under controlled temperatures with a further 10-12 days of maceration after fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine spends 7 YEARS in 3rd and 4th use barriques, and then at least 8 months in bottle before release.
Deep ruby red with garnet hints. Intense and persistent in the nose with wild cherries, vanilla, leather and tobacco notes well supported by spicy and rich fruit. A wine with great structure nice ripe tannins and a long lasting finish.
Best served with strong flavored dishes such as game, grilled pork, lamb and mature cheese.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE
Best served at 20 degrees using a decanter in “Bourgogne” chalice.