Barone di Valforte Montepulciano (750ml)
The vineyards of Tenute Barone di Valforte have belonged to the Sorrrichio family since the 14th century; today, their estate encompasses 300 ha- 52 of which are dedicated to vineyards, in the Abruzzo region. Their focus has been cultivating grapes indigenous to the region- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino, and Passerina. With this, the winery has also made sustainable practices a focal point, implementing processes in accordance with what they refer to as an ‘organic agricultural system.’
Barone di Valforte is currently managed by brothers Francesco, Guido, and Guido’s daughter Annamaria. Nestled in between Gran Sasso and the Mariella mountains, these three have taken it upon themselves to keep up the rich tradition of their land and family’s heritage.
In the glass, the wine shows ruby-red color with purple highlights. On the nose, fruity notes of plum and morel cherries burst out of the glass. The palate is much of the same with a soft, lingering finish. Pair this with a variety of hard and/or soft cheese, tomato-based pasta dishes, or your favourite homemade/local pizza.
Made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the grapes come from parcels in Piomba and Colle Sale- grown at 150-350 m above sea level. Harvest happens during the last ten days of September into the beginning of October. Skin maceration last for 15 days.