We do not see this Rosso di Montepulciano as a minor brother to the celebrated Nobile wine, but as a special wine with its own history and identity; it is the result of special selection and cultivation of grapes from our newest plantings of Sangiovese, and smaller quantities of Merlot grapes and the careful maturation process that enhances the flavour and its ability to be enjoyed. Montemercurio Rosso di Montepulciano is traditionally stored in large oak barrels. It is basically a complex wine derived from our vineyards which produce this authentic Rosso di Montepulciano . It is a wine which can be stored in bottles for many years and perfectly match with many typicalTuscan dishes.
Median age of vines
450 mtrs above sea level
Yield per hectare
5,000kg of grapes
Aromas of ripe fruit, cherries and subtle hints of spices and vanilla
Full and robust, good structure with juicy and soft tannins present
Meat, seasoned meat cuts and pecorino type local cheeses
16-18 degrees Centigrade
Serve in large glasses ensuring that the bottle has been opened at least 30 mins. beforehand
95% Sangiovese. 5% Merlot
After hand picking, the grapes are carefully selected and placed in smallish containers to ferment, so that they can optimise and absorb the flavours imparted by the skins. The fermentation process proceeds naturally without the addition of extra yeasts. Contact with the skins varies according to the type of grape from a minimum of 15 days to a maximum of 20 days, during which time gentle pressings and stirrings of the wine are affected.
The wine is transferred to Slovenian oak barrels and held for 12 months during which time the wine keeps fermenting and maturing. During this period some light transferring between vats occurs to stabilise the wine and then it is gently filtered, but not clarified, while still allowing the wine to maintain all the intrinsic organic components and thus preparing the wine for bottling.
At least another 10 months in bottles.
Via di Totona, 25/A
53045 Montepulciano (SI)