Santa Maria d'Arco
Selection of home-grown hand harvested grapes of the Montepulciano and Sangiovese variety.
The choice of the right time to harvest and the accuracy in the wine making process, followed by a careful ageing in large oak barrels give this wine its unique characteristics.
Dry, savoury and peachy taste with scents of vanilla and nuts. Intense colour with purplish glare.
- Position of the vineyards: In the area surrounding one of the Castles of Jesi “San Paolo” in the area where Rosso Piceno is produced.
- Vine: 65% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese, 5% others;
- Cultivation manner: Guyot;
- Vine per ha: 3.000 vines per ha;
- Grapes produced per ha: ~ 8000/9000 kg per ha;
- Age of vineyards: From 14 to 25 years old;
- Type of soil: Medium clay textured;
- Exposition and altitude: ~ 200/250m above sea level, North-East exposition;
- Total vineyards surface: ~ 9 ha; 0,9 with Rosso Piceno “Santa Maria d’Arco” grapes
- No. of produced bottles: 1.500/4.000 per year
- Alcohol concentration: differs depending on yearly weather condition (never below 13,5%vol.);
- Harvest and wine making: accurately hand harvested in the second half of October. Slow cell cracking fermentation with vinace treading.
- Refinement follows in cement barrels for 8-9 months and in small oak barrels for 2-3 months and for a further 3-4 months in the bottle.
- Wine tasting notes: Ruby red with scarlet glare; scent of mature flowers and spicy traces; savoury and dry taste.
Medaglia d’Oro + "Città di Pramaggiore"
"La Selezione del Sindaco 2005"
Vini doc e docg Pramaggiore 2006