Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG ‘MADONNA DELLA QUERCE’

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

DESCRIPTION
The Madonna della Querce has an intense, deep ruby-red color. The nose is wide and charming, the varietal notes are the master with ripe red fruit, jams, all accompanied by spicy notes of the wood that remanin in the background. The olfactory-gustatory link is perfect. The mouth is ethereal, long and mineral, the tannin of excellent workmaniship is dense and elegant but still sins of Youth. it will certainly improve with bottle aging.
  
GRAPE VARIETY
Sangiovese 100%
 
SOIL 
Area of production: La Piaggia Vineyard, 1 hectar dated 2005, South exposition, 350 meters a.s.l., clayey/mixed tufaceous. Its composition of the soil is similar to Bossona’s Vineyard with sedimented sands with fossils.
Average plant age: 15 years
Average grape harvest per hectar: 40 – 50 quintals/h

HARVEST 
First 10 days of Oct; by hand, minimum twice; manual sorting of the bunch, destemming and automatic sorting ont he grain, manual finishing on the vibrating table.
  
WINE-MAKING TECHNIQUE
Gentle pressing, almost absenting; fermentation in stainless steel tanks of 50 HL at a controlled temperature of 26-28° C; maceration between 25-35 days according to the vintage. 
  
AGING
24 months in 30 HL Slavonian oak barrels
12 months in bottle refinement
  
AGING POTENTIAL
About 20 years
 
AVERAGE YEARLY PRODUCTION
 Less than 4.000 bottles

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