Il Faggio Montepulciano d‘Abruzzo 2014
has a deep ruby red in colour, with lifted perfumes of dark fruits, plums and cherries and a hint of mocha. This wine has soft, ripe tannins and a delicious chocolate-cherry finish.
Only the best quality grapes were chosen for this blend, from primarily hand-harvested fruit. At the winery they were destemmed, crushed and pumped to stainless steel tanks designed specifically for fermenting red wine. The wine was innoculated with selected yeast strains and fermented at temperatures up to 34°C. Fermentation lasted for about six days. In the first few days, the wine was pumped over frequently to increase extraction. This became less frequent towards the end of the fermentation process. After pressing, Il Faggio Montepulciano d‘Abruzzo 2014 wine was transferred to tank for
In the Abruzzo, there was too much rain during the growing season of 2014, and this continued into late September and early October. Selection in the vineyard was key, as there was a lot of mould and rot. The wines from the best sites have lower than average levels of alcohol and are on the lighter side compared to 2013.