Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva D.O.C.G. Zanna
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane D.O.C.G. Reserve
The Zanna vineyard, from which this wine takes its name, is
located 287 metres a.s.l. in the Municipality of Controguerra,
along the hills to the right of the Tronto river that gradually
decline towards the Adriatic sea, with a gentle climate
characterized by natural fresh ventilation.
Composition of subsoil
This very ancient red-fruit grape survives on a scarcely porous
marlstone soil, containing significant amounts of clayey soil.
Characteristics of plant equipment
The Zanna vineyard was one of the first vineyards to be planted
by the Company and is provided with a pergola trellis system
with approximately 1,100 stocks per hectare. We have also
recently realized new vertical trellis systems with 5,000 stocks
Times of harvest and wine-making
The Zanna vineyard is one of the last to be harvested, after the
grapevines have been heavily thinned and grapes meticulously
selected; it is only produced in the best years. Grapes are
stemmed, crushed and left for fermentation in stainless steel
process tanks at a maximum temperature of 30°C. Once
malolactic fermentation is over, wine is poured in Slavonian oak
barrels (approx. 25 hl each) where it ages for 24-26 months.
Colour: Intense ruby red, turning to garnet-red with ageing.
Nose: blackberry, it reminds of fruit and dry flowers, almost
ethereal. Flavour: è it is a wine of great character, soft tannins,
and is velvety and refined, serving as a powerful accompaniment
to rich sauces.
It can be enhanced by red meats, game, truffles, seasoned cheese
and gorgonzola cheese.
Alcohol 14.50% vol.
Total Acidity 5.50 g/l