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Petì Verdò Marche Rosso IGT 2016 Organic

£17.58

This late-ripening variety, normally associated with Bordeaux (where it is used in small quantities for blending), ripens more reliably in Italy’s warmer climate. It is unusual to find it as a varietal wine, as it has a reputation for being awkward and hard to tame.

Area of production: Piceno, Marche

Producer: Terra Argillosa

Grape Variety: 100% Petit Verdot

Altitude: 180 m above sea level on rich clay, cooled by sea-winds from the Adriatic.

Harvest: mid-September

Fermentation: slow fermentation, several days on the skins with continuous pumping over

Maturation: 12 months’ ageing, including malolactic fermentation, in new and second-passage French oak barrels, followed by 48 months in bottle.

Alcohol content: 14% abv

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Appearance: deep purple colour

Nose: Intense and elegant nose, that opens with a hint of green pepper balanced by a sweet note of vanilla, lavander; then plum, sour cherry, pepper and licorice. 

Palate: full-bodied and well structured with flavours of ripe plum, vanilla, leather and spice finish. Taste orchestrated by perfectly integrated tannins in synergy with freshness, giving it depth and liveliness.  

Food pairing: roast red meats, game and spicy food, beef stew and grilled lamb

Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C.

Awards:

Wine Without Walls: 90/100

AISMarche Associazione Italiana Sommelier Marche 2021: 

Ruby red hue. Intense and elegant nose, that opens with a hint of green pepper balanced by a sweet note of vanilla; then plum, sour cherry, green pepper and liquorice. Taste orchestrated by perfectly integrated tannins, with, in synergy with freshness, give it depth and liveliness. Long progression on strong sensation of red fruit and pepper. It matures in wooden barrels for 12 months

 

 

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