Name: Montefalco Rosso D.O.C.
Area of production: San Marco, Montefalco (Perugia)
Year of vintage: 2010
Mix of grapes: Sangiovese 70%, Sagrantino 15%, Merlot 15%
Middle altitude of the vineyards: 350 m.
Typology of ground: well structured
Surrender for hectare: 8 ton
System of vintage: spurred cordon
Months of vintage: Merlot (September) , Sangiovese and Sagrantino ( first part of October)
Wine-making: in red with prolonged maceration, checked temperature
Typology reservoir of fermentation: stainless steel, small capacity
Temperature of fermentation: 28 C
Length of fermentation: 18 days
Been matured: 14 months
Refinement in bottle: 4 months
Temperature of service: 16-18 C
Alcoholic content: 13%
Total acidity: 5,05 g/l
Dry extract: 28,2 g/l
Sugary residue: 1,8 g/l
From the union between the power of the Sangiovese and the Sagrantino and the agreeability of the Merlot born the Montefalco Rosso of the Tenuta Alzatura. The wine is the result of a happy match and the wish to create a variation on the theme of the Sagrantino. The grapes, coming from the company’s vineyards, are produced separately and they are assembled only when they’re in the small oak barrels.
The harvest of the Merlot happens in the second part of September, while the Sangiovese and the Sagrantino reach the maturity only during the second part of October. The fermentation happens in small steel reservoirs to a temperature of 28 °Cs, it follows the aging in wood for 14 months. The Montefalco Rosso has an intense red color , with evident purple reflexes. The aroma remembers the jam with prevailing notes of blackberry and currant. The structure is ample.