Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOP vino biologico

ita-flagSenza-titolo-1  Protected Designation of Origin

         Montepulciano is present in Abruzzo since time immemorial, but only from the seventeenth century it is called with its current name. The grape seems to originate, like  most of the southern italian grapes, from Greece. It is widely planted in Abruzzo, where it is responsible for the excellent value Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, but it is the second most planted grape in Italy, after Sangiovese.

                The variety ripens too late to be planted much further north and can yield good quantities of deep colour, well-ripened grapes with good levels of alcohol, medium-body, pungent, gamey nose and naturally high levels of tannins.  Fortunately, there are several producers in Abruzzo, Natura Vera is among those, that have shown the amazing potential of this grape by producing inky, black-fruit driven, chocolatey wines best enjoyed after a few years of aging.  It is sometimes called Cordisco, Morellone and Uva D’Abruzzo.        

APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin


SOIL: Calcareous

TRANING SYSTEM: Pergola and Guyot

HARVEST: Manual harvest in October.

YIELD: 100 q.li/ha

VINIFICATION: Grapes are first selected, destemmed and softly pressed. The must obtained from soft pressing of the grapes with a brief skin contact maceration at low temperature, then is left to fermentation with their indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature for about 30 days. Fining obtained by decantation. It is aged in stainless steel tanks. Further ageing in bottle before release.

ALCOHOL : 12,50 % abv

FLAVOUR CHARACTERISTICS: Bright clear pink. The primary flavors of the wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish. It has fruity notes that recall the raspberries with  a great  acidity  accompanied by a strong mineral note. An elegant pleasant finish with a lingering mouthwatering sensation.

FOOD PAIRING: Of course suitable for aperitif and goes well with cold meats, focacce and pizza. Excellent with first and second courses of fish, it should be tested with the salt cod stew. It is ideal with a nice plate of cold cuts. It’s fine with pizza or grilled burgers.