Wine with sour cherry is a traditional product of the Abruzzo region, called Ratafia. There are different versions, including fortified ones. This one is made exclusively with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo with some sour cherry syrup. Intense notes of red fruits and cocoa. Elegant, soft and fresh. Served chilled - excellent with pastries, chocolate cake or fruit. Also nice with veined cheese. Try pouring some over vanilla ice cream for dessert.
The preparation and use of Ratafia are part of the centuries-old tradition of farming, handed down from generation to generation. It is traditionally produced by placing, in varying proportions according to the local recipe, whole or pungent sweet cherries and sugar in glass containers exposed to the sun for about 30 days in order to favor fermentation. The product is then added to red wine, left to macerate and stirred daily for at least another 30 days, but it can also reach 5-6 months. The product is then filtered and bottled.
Translated, means upside down.
CSPC + 790856
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
+ Sour Cherry
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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.
Soil: Stony Clay and Limestone
Average Production per Hectare: 65 hl