2007 Fattoria La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt

I wrote: "The smell is dark and strong. It smells rich and I prepare myself mentally for a strong bitterness. However, the taste is actually really smooth. It has a nice aftertaste. It's delicious." 7:25PM ET


2007 Fattoria La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt

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2007 Fattoria La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt (CellarTracker.com)

Website Information:
Spelt Montepulciano D'Abruzzo doc

TYPE: RED | REGION: Abruzzo | VARIETY: Montepulciano | VINTAGE: 2007

MUNICIPALITY: Spoltore, San Valentino, Scafa
SURFACE AREA: selection on 20 hectares
ALTITUDE: from 150 to 400 meters a.s. l
ASPECT: South-southwest facing
SOIL COMPOSITION: medium density clay
DENSITY: 1600 – 2000 vines per hectare
AGE OF VINEYARDS:from 27 years old
AVERAGE YIELD: 50 hl/ectare

PRODUCTION: 43,000 750 ml bottles, 1,5 l and 6 l bottles

Fermentation and maceration with délestage, for roughly three weeks in vertical (temperature controlled) stainless steel vats. After alcoholic fermentation, the wines are transferred into 25hl oak barrels, new and used barriques where spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place. After approximately 18 months, a careful selection, barrel by barrel is made. The wine is blended and bottled unfiltered one year before release.

You are first struck by the beautiful rich ruby red. It is firm and opens with hints of mediterranean spices though a pleasant, earthy, mineral tone can already be noted. There is also a hint of chocolate, promising great development. It is powerful to the mouth - a rush of sensations without losing quality and suggestions of blackcurrant and mulberry wait to combine with traces of coffee and cocoa. It overwhelms the palate with rich, balsamic emotions, which are followed by light touches of wet graphite. It can be shared with roast mountain lamb in aromatic herbs or served with wild mushroom polenta with basil.

Website Information (CellarTracker.com):
Vintage 2007
Type Red
Producer Fattoria La Valentina (web)
Variety Montepulciano
Designation Spelt
Vineyard n/a
Country Italy
Region Abruzzi
SubRegion n/a
Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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