V.Q.P.R.D. Controguerra D.O.C. Pecorino
Colour: straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Nose: fine, fragrant, rich in ripe fruit and white flowers tones, almond, field herbs, citrus fruits, slightly spicy.
Flavour: it well fills the mouth, powerful, very persistent, a correct balance between structure and softness, thanks to freshness and sapidity that accompany the long finish. A wine of a good longevity.
The vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra, 250 metres a.s.l.
COMPOSITION OF SUBSOIL
Rather fresh medium-textured soil, tending to clayey.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANT EQUIPMENT
The Pecorino vineyard is trained with a pergola Abruzzese system with a density of approximately 5,600 stocks per hectare. The rows are south-west oriented.
TIMES OF HARVEST AND WINE-MAKING
The Pecorino grapes are hand-picked, after an accurate selection, during the second decade of September, depending on the climate conditions. Grapes are stemmed and very softly crushed; the must is statically decanted before being poured into thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks to ferment at a controlled temperature ranging between 16° and 18°C. Approximately 10% of the must is fermented 4 months in barriques so to release a moderate "boisè" and a finer character.
Alcohol 13,00% vol.
Total Acidity 6.30 g/l
Visit us in Controguerra, a village built upon the hills of Teramo, where the majestic Gran Sasso dominates the area with the sea on the background.