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Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore doc

The Cerasuolo Superiore is created with the same grapes as the Riserva, by limiting to a few hours the maceration process with the grape skins. The Cerasuolo Superiore, with its intense pink color, subtle bouquet of sorb, pomegranate, wild roses and its refreshing acidity, is a versatile wine. It’s perfectly coupled with pasta, white meat, salami and even fish. The elders of our town agree that in the past the local traditional wine had these same characteristics.

In the vineyard

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Kind of grapes
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Land area
5 hectares
Location of the vineyards
Western hills of Peligna Valley, Abruzzo. 1.247feet (about 400 meters) above sea level
Soil
Clayish, very rich with white calcareous stones.
Microclimate
Very windy with low humidity and temperatures that fluctuate widely from very hot during the day to very cold at night
Method of plant installation
Cordon and spurs
Age of vineyards
25 years, on average
Plants per hectare
4000
Grape yield per hectare
Approximately 12.125 pounds (55q)
Manual labour
Winter pruning, green pruning. The grass at the base of the vines is removed manually, by using the hoe (without any weedkiller)
Treatments
Copper and sulphur (bio-products)
Fertilizer
Manure, fava bean (or “sovescio”).
Harvest
Occurs usually within the first 15 days of October. Grapes are harvested manually using small 20 kg (44 pounds) baskets to ensure they are not damaged upon arrival to the cellar.

In the cellar

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Vinification
Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel barrels and maceration for about 24 hours
Maturation
At least 5 months in stainless steel barrels
Note
The wine is not filtered, neither pasteurized, it only undergoes natural decantation .Sulphites are added in much lower amount than the maximum allowed from the organic certification.

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