InAlto. Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Superiore a dry dark coloured rose or light red wine from the Abruzzo high in the Gran Sasso of Central Italy

InAlto. Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Superiore

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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Superiore DOC (rose/dark pink/light red wine)
Grapes Montepulciano

Bitter black cherry and raspberry, some real ripeness too on the nose.  Piercing bitter-cherry fruit, lime, herb, fragrant basil, and thyme.  Spring water fresh with a wet stone finish.  An extraordinary wine.  14%
5000 bottles made

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Cerasuolo is a traditional Abruzzo wine, and a complete enigma to the English.  It is not rosé, it has colour and character, floral and flint flavours.  

The vines are late-harvested (mid-October), the bunches de-stemmed and crushed and the must* cold-soaked for 2 days.  This is followed by pressing and a spontaneous fermentation using a pied de cuve*.  The wine is aged on the lees for 6 months with weekly bâtonnage*,

Altitude, sparse soils, and old vines provide the ingredients; ambition and precision take this to another level. 

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