Piceno DOC (designation of controlled and guaranteed origin)
GRAPES: 50% Montepulciano grapes, 50% Sangiovese grapes.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red; Strong and persistent, with notes of red fruits, cherries, rose and violet; pleasantly fresh, savoury, rich in alcohol; Full-bodied and soft, this wine leaves the palate clean.
FOOD PAIRING: It goes well with all kinds of cereals, first courses with rich and creamy sauces, fresh filled pasta and local cured meat
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16/18°C (60.8°F- 64.4°F)
WINEMAKER NOTES: Soaking in stainless steel for 6-9 days
FINING: Aging in stainless steel or concrete, at least 3-month bottle aging
PRODUCTION AREA: Ripatransone, Contrada Canali. Land lot F 11 (26-25) F 25 (105-315). Sandy soil with limestone presence from 280 to 400 m
WINE TRAINING SYSTEM: 4000 pruned-spur cordon-trained vines
YIELD: 90-100 hl/ha (6.6-7.4 ton/acre)
Colour – Ruby red
Aroma – Fruity
Palate – Strong, persistent, and tannin-rich
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.