COSMATESCO Castel del Monte Rosso DOP 2014/2015

Designation: Castel del Monte rosso DOP.

Grape Varieties: fine red berried wines of the DOC Castel del Monte and Nero di Troia area.
Altitude 250 mt s.l.m.
Viticultural area: Puglia, Area vini DOC Castel del Monte - hills in the territory of the municipality of Minervino Murge. Terrain: Calcareo e Tufaceo

Breeding system: (VSP), spurred cordon.
Age of vines: 22 years.
Density: 4500 plants/ha.

Production per hectare: 110 quintals/hectare

Vinification process: Fermentation in stainless steel wine tanks at controlled temperature accompanied by 15-day post-fermentation maceration.

Maturation: On lees fini for at least 6 months in stainless steel wine jars first, in Slavonian oak barrels for at least 10 months and then in bottle.

Tasting notes: Cosmatesco is a multifaceted wine with intense ruby red facets. The grapes are the protagonists of the fine red berried wines of the Castel del Monte DOC wine area, in particular Nero di Troia and Montepulciano whose softness has been enhanced and made complex by a careful affinamento on the lees fini first and then in Slavonian oak barrels with a balance that time has made truly extraordinary.
Color: Ruby red with intense purple riflessi. Perfume: Elegant, intense with aromas of ripe red fruit.

Taste: full-bodied, intense , soft, fruity with important and elegant tannins.

Food Match: It goes well with roasts, pasta with tasty sauces, traditional rural soups, meat dishes