Name: Abate Pietro
Appelation: Marche rosso IGP
Grapes: Montepulciano 80% Syrah 20%
Alcohol: 14,5% 0.75L
Colour: Iintense colour, lush ruby red.
Bouquet & palate: wealth of aromas – spicy and floral notes with red-fruit overtones and hints of chocolate and graphite; warm, rich palate with smooth, supple entry and good mid-palate structure supported by well-balanced acidity and refined presence of round, sweet tannins.
Serving Temperature: serve at about 18 °C.
Soil type: slightly alkaline due to the presence of red lime
Vinification: First comes a lenghty fermentation, along with maceration of the skins at controlled temperature. This process is followed by maturation in new 110-litre French oak barrels, then further aging in the bottle completes the evolution.
Productivity: 2 tons/acre
NOTE FROM THE IMPORTER
What a wonderful name....
ABATE PIETRO - 1 bottle - Le Corti dei Farfensi
Abbot Peter, headed the Farfensi order in the 9th century at the time when the monks were forced out of their monastery - Farfa Abbey in the Lazio region – by Saracen invaders and resettled in the Marche region.
Fabulous alongside pasta dishes such as pappardelle with wild boar souce, grilled or braised meat and fowl; also with truffle dishes and aged and hard cheese