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COLLEFRISIO Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC (Rosé)

Tasting Notes

Cherry red colour with pink reflections. A fruity scent, containing hints of cherry and cherry plum. A fresh, fragrant and lasting taste, well balanced and with good structure.

Cerasuolo    /CHAIR-ah-su-O-lo/

The rosato style of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is labeled as Cerasuolo which means "cherry-red" and relates to the deep colour the wine gets even with very brief skin-contact with the highly pigmented skins of the Montepulciano grape. Cerasuolo tend to be medium-bodied and rather hearty for an Italian rosato with aromas of orange peel, cinnamon, strawberry and dried cherries.

CSPC + 803034
Vintage:  2017
Case:  12x750ml
Region:  Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal:   100% Montepulciano
Alcohol:  13.0%

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 Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo, Italy

Region Notes

The geographical makeup of Abruzzo is quite remarkable. A rugged, mountainous region with a lengthy coastline, abundant sunshine, generous rainfall and cool mountain air currents. Abruzzo is ideally situated between the Adriatic sea to the east, and the Apennines and Maiella mountain ranges to the west – including Gran Sasso, one of Italy's highest peaks at more than 9500ft (2895m). Chieti is a hilly province in southern Abruzzi where 75% of the region's wine is produced.

Technical Notes

Soil:  Stony Clay and Limestone
Average Production per Hectare:  70 hl
Winemaking: Maceration at low temperature upon grapes removal from the stalks and controlled temperature alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel.   
Total acidity: 5.90 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.35 g/l