During the first few days fermentation takes place at a low temperature, allowing a good extraction of polyphenols, responsible for the red colour of the wine. Then the temperature is reset at 27°C. The wine subsequently undergoes malolactic fermentation, before refining in American wood barriques for about 6 months (60% French oak – 40% American oak barrique).
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 'Yume'
- Abruzzo, Italy
Method & Production
A fabulous red ruby colour with garnet highlights, this Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is intense and persistent, with spicy aromas, hints of chocolate and tar. The dominant flavour however, on both the nose and palate, is the copious fruit. This wine boasts good structure, tannins and a reassuring balance.
Best served with rich main courses such as roasted or stewed meats and typical Abruzzese salami.