Barone Cornacchia 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Le Coste, DOC
Item Number: 15222
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Coste
Grape(s): 100% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcareus stony
Elevation: 820 feet
Vineyard Notes: This 100% Montepulciano wine is sourced from a single vineyard called Le Coste. Located 820 feet above sea level, single curtain trained vines are planted 4,000-4,500 per hectare. Fruit is harvested by hand during the later half of October.
Winemaking Notes: The destemmed Montepulciano grapes macerate on the skins for 8-9 days in a submerged, temperature controlled cap tank. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel. The wine is matured in Slavonian oak casks for 14-18 months and then aged in bottle for 6 months.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, the Le Coste Montepulciano is a deep shade of ruby. The bouquet is intense and complex, with a hint of ripe plum tending to jam. On the palate, the flavor is round and persistent, well-balanced and harmonic. Pair with salami, cheese, pasta with meat sauce and roasted red meat.
91pts (2015) Vinous 9/15/2018
"Deep inky ruby. Big flinty plum aromas and flavors are complicated by underbrush. Very balanced and smooth. The finish features hints of minerals and underbrush. Made with organically grown grapes."