San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Antares DOC 2013
The history of the winery, stretches as far back as 1890. The vineyards are located just 20 km away from the Gran Sasso (the highest mountain in the Apennines at 3000 m above sea level) and the imposing mountain peak forms an impressive background to the vines. The vineyard is also 20 kms from the sea. This ideal position between the sea and the mountain provides the necessary variations in temperature, as well as the gentle breezes that create favourable air circulation, which help the grapes to grow healthily. Even the soil has unique characteristics, thanks to its clay-limestone texture and the spring water which flows in abundance beneath the soil.
Today San Lorenzo is the largest family-run winery in the province of Teramo, with 150 hectares in a single large plot that stretches over the crests of three hills. Set within the geometrical rows of the vines are three small lakes whose intense green colour mirrors the clear blue sky on cloudless days.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; macerated on the lees for 14-20 days. After racking the wine is kept in stainless steel vessels, and then later aged for 12 months, in French oak barrels (500 litres).
CHARACTERISTICS: Ruby colour with a purple hue. Fruity with aromas of ripe fruits, blueberry, mulberry and plum notes followed by spicy and rich balsamic tones of vanilla and coffee. Full and fruity structure. It is a gentle and spontaneous wine, with sweet and velvety tannins, great aromatic persistence. A perfect correspondence from nose to mouth.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% vol