Montepulciano Grapes and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC

Rose wine from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes, produced leaving the juice in contact with the skins for a very limited period of time

 

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Grapes

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC, from Montepulciano grapes

Produced from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes, since the juice is allowed a very limited period of contact with the dark skin, it picks up only a pinkish cherry colour – cirici, cirice or cirasce in local dialect, from which it draws its name.

Wine organoleptic features:

Colour Cherry red, with different degrees of intensity
Aroma Pleasing, fine, fruity and intense
Taste Dry, smooth, pleasing, delicate with a pleasant almond finish

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a very distinctive wine and differs from rose’s produced in other parts of Italy in that it is fresh, thanks to its fair level of acidity (typically between 5.5 and 6 g/l), and has good alcohol content ranging between 12 and 13% vol.

The antioxidants typical of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes allow this wine to keep its bouquet and colour for a whole year.

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Disciplinare [Production Regulation] Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC in pdf.
(Text in Italian only)