Grifone Castel del Monte DOP Red

A precious blend of the best Nero di Troia and Montepulciano grapes, giving life to a full-bodied red with a rich, fruity bouquet.  Perfect to enhance strong flavoured pasta and rice dishes as well as roasted meats. It is ideal for clients looking for a daily drinking wine without compromising on quality.

Classification: Castel del Monte Rosso Denominazione di Origine Protetta.
Grapes: Montepulciano and Nero di Troia in different ratios depending on the year.
Production area: Area to the Northwest of Ruvo di Puglia.
System: Espalier training with a density of 3,000 vines per hectare.
Harvesting: Late September for Montepulciano, late October for Nero di Troia.
Vinification: The grapes are immediately taken to the winery to undergo destemming and crushing. There is then a pre-fermentative maceration at a controlled temperature for 24-48 hours, after which the must is left to ferment in steel containers for 7-10 days again at a controlled temperature. After racking, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being bottled. It is ready to be sold after a few months of ageing in the bottle. 
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby red in the glass with violet hues. An exuberant nose of blackberry, damson, plum, cherry, red flowers and sweet mint. Robust structure and a good bite, the right balance of freshness and alcohol for a persistent finish.
Food pairing: Herbed lamb, aubergine balls in tomato sauce, horsemeat sausage cooked in red wine, roast rabbit.
Serving temperature: 18 C°
Analytical data:ABV 12,5%
Residual sugar 8,00 g.l.
Total acidity 5,50 g.l.

Awards

Mostra Nazionale Vini Pramaggiore – Gold medal
Mostra Nazionale Vini Pramaggiore – Oscar d’argento regionale

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