Organic Wines Le Marche: Geos Rosso Piceno  Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it
  • Vineyards - Growing area: the Marche, in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
  • Location: the vineyards are sited nearby Acquaviva Picena town and are cultivated by using the biological techniques.
  • Age: varies from 8 to 30 years.
  • Soils: derived from alluvially-deposited seabed sediment, predominantly Plio-Pleistocene and Miocene, with predominance of sand and rock sloping down to the coast.
  • Aspect and elevation: on sunny hills at 200-350 m.
  • Grapes: 60% Montepulciano, 40% Sangiovese.
  • Training system: guyot and double guyot.
  • Vineyard density: 2.500-4.000 vines per hectare.
  • Yield: 100 q of grapes.
  • Harvest: hand-picked.
  • Vinification: fermentation at controlled temperature, maceration on the skins in steel tanks with daily pumpovers.
  • Maturation: partly in French oak barrels for 4 months
  • Appearance: ruby red colour tending to garnet at the rim.
  • Bouquet: soft fruit, well-ripened cherry melding impressively into subtler impressions of violet. Long and intense.
  • Palate: dry and sapid, its supple tannins and the alcoholic warmth create an admirable balance.
  • Cellaring - Its obvious youthful qualities best suit it to be enjoyed during its first year, but it give considerable pleasure even after 3-4 years.
  • Serving suggestions - Tomato sauce and ragout pasta, very good with bolognese lasagne and macaroni timbale. Perfect with porchetta (roast whole pig), shank of pork and veal stew.
  • Serving temperature - 16/18° C.
  • Alcohol: 12,5% vol.

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