Terre del Crifo Castel del Monte DOP Red
The vineyards surrounding the architectural masterpiece of Frederick II are today still protagonists of this sumptuous red. A blend of three of the noblest and appreciated grape varieties produces a wine with an aroma of red berries and a velvety, almost silky flavour.
Classification: Castel del Monte Rosso Denominazione di Origine Protetta
Grapes: Nero di Troia and other native grapes.
Production area: Hills of Murgia near Ruvo di Puglia.
System: Pergola Pugliese.
Harvesting: Late October.
Vinification: The grapes are immediately taken to the winery to undergo destemming and crushing. There is then a pre-fermentative maceration for 24-48 hours, after which the must is left to ferment in steel containers for 7-10 days 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 with vivid flashes of violet. Intense aroma of blackberry and plum with just a hint of violet at the base. The flavour is rich and full-bodied, with mature, well-balanced tannins. The finish is pleasantly reminiscent of ripe fruit.
Food pairing: Orecchiette with tomato sauce, horsemeat, stuffed aubergines, roast lamb with potatoes, semi-aged caciocavallo podolico cheese.
Serving temperature: 16 C°
Residual sugar 8,00 g.l.
Total acidity 5,40 g.l.