Morellone Piceno DOC Superior (designation of controlled and guaranteed origin)
Grapes: 70% Montepulciano 30% Sangiovese
– Two-years aging in oak barrels
TASTING NOTES: Deep ruby red in colour; Notes of ripe red fruit and undergrowth that evolve into hints of warm spices. The wine is strong, persistent, tannin-rich with clear aromas on the palate
FOOD PAIRING: It pairs well with tasty dishes, roasted red meat, and game meat.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18/20 degrees Celsius
CONTENT ALCOHOL: 14.00%
WINEMAKING: Maceration in red for approx. 6/10 days
FINING: Refining and malolactic in barriques from 20 to 24 months. Plus 1 year in steel tank. Minimum 3 months refining in bottles.
PRODUCTION AREA: Ripatransone, Contrada Paggiole, Catastal parcels F 11 (183-59-116-229-41) F 12 (170). Mixed, loose with the presence of limestone. Height 280 mt. altitude.
GROWING: Rows of vines with spurred cordon
on new plantings
YIELD: 60 quintals per hectare
Colour – Dark ruby red
Aroma – Red fruits with ripe tendency and spicy fragrance
Palate – Intense, persistent, rightly tannic
About the winery – a word from the producers:
Our farm was set up in the 60s, when founder Raffaele Vagnoni gradually converted the land lots inherited from his father into vineyards, making the wine business the main source of family income. Giovanni Vagnoni joined the company in the early 90s and introduced the first labels and all the technological and business innovation that made us what we are today: a locally admired company that is earning worldwide consensus. Our 20 ha estate features vineyards (16 ha), olive groves (1.5 ha) and woods.
Many beneficial elements make our vineyards unique: the Mediterranean microclimate, balanced by the closeness to the Balkans, sandy soil with Early Pleistocene clastic rocks
We follow the principles of organic farming, to provide our customers with natural products, as certified on every bottle. We care about our local culture, territory and tradition, and therefore joined the “ Vini Piceni” Consortium, a locally as well as national reference for winemakers.