Nicodemi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva Neromor

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Nicodemi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva Neromor

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The Neromoro cru was the result of exciting research and a special selection of Montepulciano grapes from a single plot, a venerable Abruzzo pergola vineyard planted over 45 years ago on an excellent, east-facing breezy hill crest. There is no doubt that the particular Montepulciano biotype found here and the age of the vines are the milieu for grapes rich in polyphenols, while a low yield per hectare ensures perfect ripening. Neromoro is our dream come true of a wine that expresses the qualities of our homeland, the breezes that cool it on summer afternoons, and our philosophy. Harvested from such a venerable vineyard, the wine is infused with its past and peasant roots. A wine that mirrors who we are: fervent, elegant passionate yet refined.

Type: Red
Designation: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG Riserva
Area: Abruzzo, Teramo hills
Variety: Montepulciano 100%

VINEYARDS

Municipality: Notaresco
Altitude: 300 meters
Aspecting: East
Soils: Medium-textured limestone and clay
Training System: Abruzzo pergola
Density: 1,600 plants/hectare
Average age of the vineyard: >45 years
Average Yield: 60 quintals/hectare
Harvest Method: By hand in 20kg crates
Vinification: Destemming. Maceration 15-20 days, with fermentation in vertical vats. Devatting then malolactic fermentation. Racking to new and second passage barriques. Ageing for 16-18 months, racking, no fining and no filtration before bottling.
Bottle Ageing: 6 months
Production: 10,000 750ml bottles and 200 1.5l magnum bottles.
Sensory Profile: A well-structured, well-balanced and lingering wine of an intense ruby red. An ample nose profile offers notes of blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant, with hints of red pepper and liquorice, and a balsamic nuance. The rich, stylish palate shows a long finale.
Serving Companions: Superb with sweet and sour dishes, mature cheeses, and classic pasta recipes; roast and barbecued meat; game; traditional Abruzzo fare like mutton “callara”.
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C

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