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Ceci Enrico, Rosso Piceno doc "Santa Maria d'Arco"

Ceci Enrico, Rosso Piceno doc "Santa Maria d'Arco" | Wines and People |

Selection of home grown hand harvested grapes Montepulciano and Sangiovese variety.
The choice of the right time to harvest and the accuracy in the wine making process, followed by a careful ageing in big oak barrels give special characteristics to this wine.
Dry, savoury and peachy taste with scents of vanilla and nuts.
Intense colour with purplish glare.

  • First time in bootle : 2001 (2004 not bottled)
  • Region of origin: Marche, Province of Ancona;
  • Position of the vineyards: In the area surrounding one of the Castles of Jesi “San Paolo” in the area where Rosso Piceno is produced.
  • Vine: 65% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese, 5% others;
  • Cultivation manner: Guyot;
  • Vine per ha: 3.000 vines per ha;
  • Produced grapes per ha: ca 8000/9000 kg per ha;
  • Age of vineyards: From 8 to 15 years old;
  • Type of soil: Medium textured soil;
  • Exposition and altitude: ca 200/250m above see level, exposition North-East;
  • Total vineyards surface: ca 8 ha; 0,9 allocated with Rosso Piceno “Santa Maria d’Arco” grapes;
  • No. of produced bottles: 1.500/4.000 per year;
  • Alcohol concentration: differs depending on yearly weather condition (never below 13,5%vol.);

Harvest and wine making: accurately hand harvested in the second half of October. Slow cell cracking fermentation with vinace treading;
Refinement follows in small oak barrels for 9-12 month and for a further 3-4 months in bottle;
Wine tasting notes: Ruby red with scarlet glare; scent of mature flowers and spicy traces; savoury and dry taste.

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Wines and People
The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers and gourmets from the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, a first DOCG of the Region, to the Pecorino or Passerina, rediscovered wines that recently hit the headlines. Also the Rosso Conero and Rosso Conero Riserva DOCG wines, two great reds native to the vineyards of just seven municipalities in the Le Marche province of Ancona. The Le Marche where all these wines are found have mountains and hills gently sloping down to the coast, a great terroir, essential for the growth of great wines. In 2012, Le Marche produced 920,000 hl (10.2 million cases) of wine. There are 16 DOC and 5 DOCG wines, these spread throughout the Marche region, thus confirming the high level of quality reached by this wonderful regions wine production. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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