Don Luigi Montepulciano del Molise Riserva DOC 2011

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Don Luigi was made in tribute to Don Luigi Di Majo Norante, the patriarch of this estate. The wine undergoes a period of extended maceration to achieve incredible color and concentration before being refined further in Allier and Tronçais barriques for 12-18 months. The resulting wine is a benchmark expression of Montepulciano from the Molise region.

Tasting Notes

Opaque ruby in color with garnet reflections, Don Luigi is a richly aromatic wine with layered notes of ripe wild berries, prunes, charcoal, cocoa, and licorice. On the palate, well-balanced tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel make for an unforgettable wine experience.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with baked pasta dishes, salami sauces, farsumagru, and mint-herb-crusted lamb shank.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Molise DOC
Vineyard name:
The Martarosa vineyard
Vineyard size:
15 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
330 feet
Vines/acre:
1,760
Yield/acre:
2.4-2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1998
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Montepulciano and 10% Aglianico
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
77 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown
Length of maceration:
30 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Type of oak:
French: Allier and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling:
12-18 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.0 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.0 g/L
Acidity:
5.1 g/L
Dry extract:
31.3 g/L

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