Crushed & Cured

Gran Sasso, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, DOC, 2022


This wine is ruby red with garnet highlights. Bright aromas of juicy red berries and plum are married by hints of vanilla. On the palate, it is full-bodied with silky tannins and a long, elegant finish.

The grapes were hand picked. On arrival at the winery, the fruit was destemmed and crushed, before a cold maceration for four days. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled, stainless steel and concrete tanks at temperatures of 24-26°C and lasted for 10 days. Continuous racking and punch-downs were performed to optimize the extraction of flavours from the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, which softened the acidity and added complexity to the final wine.

Country: Italy

Region: Abruzzo

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Montepulciano

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Gran Sasso