2016 FEUDI BIZANTINI 'PASSOFINO' MONTEPULCIANO D'ABBRUZZOFeudi Bizantini
Producer: Feudi Bizantini
Grape: Montepulciano 100%
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Zone: DOC of Crecchio
Feudi Bizantini is a young project founded by a group of wine lovers whom have joined their efforts to produce wines that show the best of the Abruzzo region. Here, all their wines show individual personality and are really approachable from the moment you open them.
It is a wine that has made the history of modern Abruzzo wine-making. Today Montepulciano D’Abruzzo has emerged to the international limelight as one of the best quality red grapes in world.
Leather, tar and fresh tobacco leaf upfront, which opens out to slightly more dark fruits of blackberry, beetroot and cherry skin. The tannin here is all from the fruit, so it's stalky, earthy and chewy with plenty of crunchy red berry acidity. This vintage is brilliant, and it's only thirty bucks! Bargain.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Clay and calcareous marl
After destemming, maceration in stainless steel vats for 15-20 days and soft crushing in inert environment at 0.7 bar. Fermentation inerted stainless steel tanks temperature: 24 - 26 ° 3 months in stainless steel
Alcohol (%): 14%