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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. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio 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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