Antico Colle Rosso di Montepulciano D.O.C.G.

The ‘Antico Colle” Vino Rosso di Mon­tepulciano is made with a mixture of San­ giovese and Merlot grapes.
The harvest normally takes place in Octo­ber, once the fruit has reached optimum condition. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a con­ trolled temperature (no higher than 30 C0), the grapes are crushed and the must re-passed over the grape dregs. The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14- 16 days. Following on from the maceration of the grape skins the wine is drawn off from the vats with a light pressing of the remaining skins and seeds.

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Description

The ‘Antico Colle” Vino Rosso di Mon­tepulciano is made with a mixture of San­giovese and Merlot grapes. The harvest normally takes place in Octo­ber, once the fruit has reached optimum condition. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a con­ trolled temperature (no higher than 30 C), the grapes are crushed and the must re-passed over the grape dregs. The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14-16 days. Following on from the maceration of the grape skins the wine is drawn off from the vats with a light pressing of the remaining skins and seeds.

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Specifications

VARIETALS
90% Sangiovese
10% Merlot
VINEYARD ALTITUDE
300-400m above sea level.
VINIFICATION
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, the grapes are crushed and the must re-passed over the grape dregs and normally takes between 14-16 days.
PLANT DENSITY
6000 plants per hectare
ALCOHOL CONTENT
13%
FOOD PAIRINGS
To be accompanied by first courses, roasts, cold meats, and cheese.

The Producer

The Antico Colle estate is located amongst the vast hills of the Tuscan countryside, at the heart of the green vineyards of Montepulciano’s Vino Nobile wine-growing area.

Three generations of the Frangiosa family have dedicated themselves with boundless passion to the cultivation of their vines, and it is thanks precisely to this continuity of knowledge passed down from father to son, that the “Antico Colle” label is born and known for the production of vintage wines.

The concept of the “Terroir” or the “genuineness” is the main motivating force behind the production of a certain type of wine. Research and the value placed on the standards of the discipline resulting in the truly autochthonous nature of the vines, places “Antico Colle” amongst the estates that most respect the wine producing culture of the area.

The underlying philosophy is founded on love of and a passion for the wine-making profession.

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Awards

Wine Enthusiast 86 – 2016