Cantina Tollo Rubi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cantina 201675cl
Cantina Tollo Rubi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cantina 2016
Description of Cantina Tollo Rubi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cantina 2016
Cantina Tollo Rubi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cantina 2016 (Montepulciano)
- Appearance: Ruby red with purplish highlights and a slightly garnet rim.
- Nose: Slightly charred warm spices blend into ripe cherry and black plum.
- Mouth: ripe berry and plum flavors framed by a fine mesh of tannins and fresh acidity. Toasty spice rises up on the finish.
APPELLATION: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
VINEYARD: Cantina Tollo
GRAPES: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
AGEING: The wine is aged for 24 months in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels.
PREPARATION: Maceration of the skins at controlled temperatures of 28/30 degrees for 1 week.
In central Italy were found fossil records of vine shoots dating back two million years ago, but it is only from the late Bronze Age that we come to traces of a real agricultural activity, aimed at the cultivation of the vine. In Abruzzo, the earliest evidence of wine production is located in pre-Roman times, with the pottery of funeral artefacts come to light in the monumental necropolis around L'Aquila. Numerous, then, the findings of the Roman period, which attest to the diffusion - and the popularity - of wine, also mentioned in the works of historians and in the poets' verses. "It prepares the wine the hearts and the passion makes them more ready", writes Publio Ovidio Nasone, the famous elegiac of Sulmona origin. The wines produced in the territory are praised in the De Agricoltura by Marco Porcio Catone and even Hannibal - tells the Greek historian Polibio - lingering for a long time in Val Vibrata (Teramo), is seduced by local wine.More about the Winery