V.Q.P.R.D. Controguerra Doc Passito Nicò
Colour: ruby red with a hint of garnet-red.
Nose: intense, complex, almost ethereal, reminding of jam.
Flavour: fat, harmonious, velvety, soft, highly persistent.
The vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra, about 270 metres a.s.l.
COMPOSITION OF SUBSOIL
Medium-textured soil, tending to clayey.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANT EQUIPMENT
The vineyards are trained with pergola Abruzzese system system with a density of approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare. The production per hectare amounts to 5.5 tons.
TIMES OF HARVEST AND WINE-MAKING
Grapes are harvested after a careful selection, generally during the first decade of October, and are left to dry on trellises for approximately two months. Once they are dry, grapes are stemmed, crushed and left inside stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts 15-20 days. Once the malolactic fermentation is over, wine is poured into Slavonian oak barrels where it stays for 30 months, after which bottling takes place. Before being put on the market, this wine is refined in bottle for a further 15 months.
Alcohol 13.00% vol.
Total Acidity 5.40 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.