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Copertino Rosso DOC

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Tasting Notes

Copertino is ruby red in color. It has a clean, generous, and full-bodied nose and palate with attractive hints of blackberry, minerals, and herbs. It pairs well with roasted meats and game.

Winery

Apollonio

Region

Puglia

Varietal

70% Negroamaro, 20% Montepulciano, 10% Malvasia nera

Location of Vineyards

Copertino, Monteroni, Arnesano, San Pietro in Lama, Carmiano

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Chalky clay

Type of Cultivation

20-year-old bush-trained vines

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand when the bunches are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure, harvest is delayed so as to facilitate the concentration of sugar and extractive substances. Soft pressing. followed by traditional temperature-controlled fermentation in large wooden vats (12,500lt capacity) for 30-45 days.

Aging

6 months in French oak barrels and 6 months in bottles.

Alcohol Content

14%

Oenologist

Massimiliano Apollonio