Harvest Date: First ten days of October
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel vats and refined in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: This is a classic Montepulciano, vinified in stainless to preserve the bright fruit flavors. Mid-weight and spicy, built around the acidity with very fine-grained tannins. Bright red fruit, lightly peppery spice, perfect pizza/pasta wine.
Vineyard Notes: Soil type: medium weight mixture soil. Altitude: 260 meters above sea level.
Production Notes: 6 months fermentation and ageing prior to bottling, then another 3 in bottle to rest.
Winemaker Notes: Villa Barcaroli is located in the heart of a production area that has been focused on vine growing for a very long time with special attention to native varietals of the area such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano.
Food Pairing: Montepulciano goes extremely well with meaty pizzas and fatty beef burgers. Other meats that fare well with this wine include roast pork, beef brisket, and shepherds pie.
Other Notes: Dating to the 17th century, the villa has been owned for over fifty years by the Bartolomei family, who have preserved the villa and its vineyards, as well as a cellar of great Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dating back to 1954.