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2006 Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT

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Area of production
Comune di San Cipriano Picentino (Salerno)
Soil
Skeleton-rich, medium texture composition. South-West exposure. Hilly landscape
Vineyard surface area
Total area of 4 hectares.
First year of production
1993
Grapes
All estate-grown
Blend
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Aglianico
Vinification
Long skin maceration (20 days)
Fermentation
In stainless steel. Initial bleeding of 15%. Numerous pressings. Length of fermentation 21 days.
Malolactic fermentation
Performed
Ageing
8/12 months in new 225-litre French oak casks from Nevers, Allier and Tronçais
Refining
Bottled for 6 months before being put on the market
Chemical characteristics
Alcohol 13.50% vol., Total Ac. 5.30 gr/lt. Dry extract 37.00 gr/lt, PH 3.7

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Montevetrano IGT Colli di Salerno 2006

Wine Description
The wine takes its name from a medieval castle that has structural origins back to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration of this blend of classic French varietals with the indigenous Campagnian king Aglianico.

Tasting Notes
Montevetrano is deep garnet and shows an intense bouquet of blackberries, cedar, black currant, licorice, tobacco, earth and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and rich, silky texture. Pleasing hundreds of wine lovers and collectors around the world with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors, Montevetrano is one of the most sought after wines from Italy.

Vineyard Characteristics
Production area/name of vineyard: The Vigna Carissima vineyard in the Comune di San Cipriano Picentino (Salerno)
Size of vineyard (acres): 12
Soil composition: Calcareous mix
Training method: Spur pruned cordon
Elevation (feet): 330
Vines/acre: 1,600
Yield/acre (tons): 2.7
Exposure: Southwestern
Year vineyard planted: 19921999

Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico
Harvest time: September October
First vintage of this wine: 1991
Number bottles produced of this wine: 30,000

Fermentation
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 20
Fermentation temperature (°F): 6482
Malolactic fermentation: Yes

Aging
Aging container: Barriques
Size of aging container: 225 L
Age of aging container: 50% new and 50% one year old
Cooperage: French oak: Allier, Nevers and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling: 812 months
Length of bottle aging: 6 months

Analytical data
Alcohol: 13.50%
pH level: 3.7
Residual sugar (grams/liter): 1
Acidity (grams/liter): 5.3
Dry extract (grams/liter): 37

Producer Profile
Owned by: Silvia Imparato
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Total acreage under vine: 12
Estate founded: 1985
Winery production total: 30,000
Region: Campania
Country: Italy

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