V.Q.P.R.D. Controguerra D.O.C. red Reserve Lumen
Montepulciano 70% and Cabernet-Sauvignon 30%.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Nose: Notes of blackberry, red currant, ripe red fruits.
Flavour: Well structured, fat, harmonious and elegant.
The vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra, with a perfect southern exposure, approximately 295 metres a.s.l.
COMPOSITION OF SUBSOIL
Rather loose soil with small amounts of clay.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANT EQUIPMENT
The new plant uses a vertical trellis system with approximately 5.200 stocks per hectare, the old plant uses a pergola abruzzese system with approximately 1.100 stocks per hectare.
TIMES OF HARVEST AND WINE-MAKING
The grapes used for the Lumen are among the last to be harvested after a careful and meticulous selection (at the beginning of October for the cabernet-sauvignon and middle of October for the Montepulciano). Grapes are stemmed and softly crushed, and processed separately in stainless steel process tanks and macerate at a temperature of 28–30 °C, for approximately 15 days. Once malolactic fermentation is over, the wines obtained are combined and poured into 225 litre-barriques of various types of oak wood, where they age for approximately 18 months after which they are bottled. After that, the wine undergoes bottle refining for another 24 months in caves before being put on the market.
Alcohol 14.50% vol.
Total Acidity 5.50 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.