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Monte Schiavo Sassaiolo Rosso Piceno DOC

2016

In a Nutshell

A chunky, savoury, rich, dark-fruited and oak-aged Montepulciano/Sangiovese blend

Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit with spicy, earthy notes. The palate is packed full of smooth and rich, wild dark fruits and spice. Chewy tannins add structure, and a robust finish.

Production Notes

The Marche is known world wide for its white wine but the region also makes some outstanding reds. Monte Schiavo's Rosso Piceno is a Superiore DOC wine made from a blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Montepulciano grapes. The grapes were cultivated in the Colle del Sole vineyard in Maiolati Spontini. The vineyards are at an altitude of 120 metres above sea level, with clay loam soil. The vines are Cordon trained and spur pruned. Hand-harvesting typically takes place in the middle of October, with average yields of around 9,000 kg per hectare. Traditional red wine vinification. Matured for 12 months in Slavonian oak botte.

Grape Blend

50%

Sangiovese

50%

Montepulciano

Producer - Monte Schiavo

The 350ha Monte Schiavo estate in Marche is a testament to the Pieralisi family whose background was in olive oil manufacturing equipment, but 20 years ago began to invest in agriculture, also purchasing vineyards from the co-operative within Maiolati Spontini. The estate now consists of around 100ha of vineyard, 50 ha olive groves, and other agricultural crops. They own a portfolio of prime vineyard within the Castelli di Jesi zone, and the Monte Schiavo winery is situated amongst some of their most prized plots, notably the Colle del Sole vineyard.

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Monte Schiavo Sassaiolo Rosso Piceno DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Marche

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

13.5%

Grape

Montepulciano, Sangiovese

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£10.00

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