Perla Nera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC

AREA: Cugnoli



GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Montepulciano.

ALCOHOL: 14% by Vol.


SUGGESTED FOOD: It is recommended for important occasions. It matches very well with red meat, game and spicy cheeses typical of theland of origin. Excellence as a meditation wine.


The grapes harvest takes place during the 2nd and the 3rd weeks of October, depending on the grapes’ complete organic ripe, whose evaluation is based on sugar degrees, pH, total sourness and polyphenolic potential. Grapes are gathered manually, respecting their wholeness and those organoleptic peculiarities that will come out with the wine.

Winemaking is carried out in respect of tradition and observing the most up-to-date red winemaking methods. Once the best grapes have been selected and derasped, a steeping, namely the contact between skins and must at a controlled temperature of 28°-30°C for about 30 days, is performed. About 18 hours after the pressing, a little quantity of must is separated from the skins to achieve a more intense concentration of grapes’ typucal flavors in the remaining must. While the skins are kept in contact with the must, periodic rassemblies and delastage are performed to allow a complete mixing up of skins and must and obtain the extraction of the skins’ noble elements that will bring wine’s personality. Once the alcoholic fermentation and the extraction stages are finished, the so obtained wine is separated from the skins by a soft pressind and is poured into small French oak barrels (barriques), where the following malolactic fermentation takes place. Ripe and refining in barriques last for more than 18 months, until the wine is ready to be bottled. The wine is put on the market after further 6 months’ refining in the bottle. the rules required by regulations for organic wine production are observed during all winemaking’s stages, in order to assure and protect wine’s genuineness and healthiness.

Perla Nera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo has an intense ruby red color, with slightly garnet reflections. The bouquet is wide, intense and persistent, with pleasant sensations of white ripe fruit and clear scents of spices; harmony and balance between its flavors grant this wine a bouquet that is typuical of the land it comes from. it is a palatable wine, with great body and persistence; its good alcoholic contents, low sourness and soft pleasant tannins make this wine warm and corpulent; its remarkable intensity and persistence give it a wide, long-lasting taste; the tannicity due to the polyphenols allow a long ageing period.

Serve at temperature of 18-20°C.

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