Augustale Castel del Monte Bombino Nero DOCG
Only the best bunches of the native Bombino Nero grape, grown and harvested with great care and used to produce rosé wine can result in this delicious quality. Luminous pink in colour, with a rich, fruity nose and a pleasantly fresh, mineral flavour.
Classification: Castel del Monte Bombino Nero Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita.
Grapes Bombino Nero single variety.
Production area: The area to the East of Ruvo di Puglia, on the calcareous hills of Alta Murgia.
System: Cordon spur with a density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
Harvesting: Mid October.
Vinification: The grapes are immediately taken to the winery to undergo destemming and crushing, before being cooled to 10°C. At this point, they undergo brief maceration in the press for 4-6 hours in order to extract the flavours from the skins. The free-run must is then collected to be fermented in steel containers at 15°C. The wine is aged on the lees for 60 days before being bottled, after which it ages for a further 2 months.
Organoleptic characteristics: A luminous, intense cherry-red with ruby hues. A rich aroma wild strawberries, pomegranate and geranium provide a deliciously fresh, crisp and seductive mouthful. Cherry juice with a delicate note of minerality makes up the finish. Well-structured and deeply flavoursome, this is a versatile and high-quality wine.
Food pairing: stuffed mussels, focaccia with tomatoes, courgette flower tartlet, pasta with tomato sauce, green beans with seasoned ricotta, seafood risotto, bean soup.
Serving Temperatue: 10 C°
Analytic data:ABV 12%
Residual sugar 3,80 g.l.
Total acidity 5,60 g.l.
Luca Maroni – 96 points –