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.
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
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.
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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