CASTEL DEL MONTE ROSSO DOP
The Tasting Panel (2015): 91/100
Bibenda (2016): 4 grapes out of 5
Luca Maroni (2018): 93/100
IWSC: Bronze Medal
Luca Maroni (2019): 91/100
AIS Vitae 2019: 3 tralci
Bibenda (2019): 4 grappoli
Designation: Castel del Monte rosso DOP.
Grape Variety: prized red berry grapes of Castel del Monte DOC Area and Nero di Troia.
Altitude: 250 mt a.s.l.
Viticultural Area: Puglia, Castel del Monte DOC area, Murgia hills in the territory of Minervino Murge.
Soil: calcareous and deep tufaceous.
Growing Method: vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur.
Vineyards Age: 22 years.
Density: 4500 plants/ha.
Yield per hectare: 11,00 T/ha.
Vinification Process: fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with a post-fermentation maceration for 15 days.
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, 10 months in slavonian barriques and afterwards in the bottle.
Wine Notes: Cosmatesco is a polyhedric wine with intense ruby red shades. Montepulciano grapes are protagonist. Its sofness has been enhanced and made complex during maturation in slavonian barriques for more than 10 months.
Color: pleasant ruby red with purple reflections.
Nose: intense with red fruits scent.
Taste: fruity, softness and harmonious on the palate with a slightly tannic finale.
Food Match: it can be combined with roast, pasta with savory sauces, soups of rural tradition and spicy cheeses.
Serving T°: 18°-20°C. Suggested to open one hour before drinking and serve in plain red wine glasses.
Alcohol: 13,50% vol.
Analytical Data: ph: 3.64, Total acidity: 5,30 g/l Residual Sugar: 1,9 g/l – SO2 total: 90 mg/l
The label is a synthesis of polyhedricity and of the dynamism of wine and the human soul. Here too the spatial depth – expressed with the chromatic vortex – aspires to represent a door accessing the Universe of the human soul.
There are Malevician signs in indicating Castel del Monte DOP Rosso placed obliquely and integrated with the dynamic wheel, as if to designate the geometric-chromatic motif typical of Suprematist thought.The studies of cosmatesque mosaics were also a source of inspiration, revisited using suprematist language