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Cantina Valle Tritana
Tritáno Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Abruzzo

Tritáno is inspired by the historical name of the Tirino river on whose banks the town of Ofena was built. Tritáno, which translates to "born from three parts" in its original Greek, refers to the three tributaries that feed into the Tirino.


Owner: Angelo Sansone
Website: www.cantinavalletritana.it
Winemaker: Angelo Sansone
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Montepulciano

Vineyard Location: Ofena
Orientation: Northeast
Elevation: 1,200 ft
Trellising: Spur pruned cordon
Yield/Acre: 28-36 ql
Soil: Rich, medium clay

Vinification
Grape skins are left macerating for a 15 days in order to enhance the extraction of phenolic compounds including tannins, anthocyanins and fruity aromas. Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel. Complete malolactic ­fermentation.

Aging Process
12 months in oak barrels of 30 Hl plus 6 months in stainless steel. 2/4 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with violet hints
Bouquet: Intense with notes of dark fruit such as currants and blackberries with subtle hints of chocolate and mint
Flavor: Excellent structure; rich and well-balanced sip with sweet tannins and a long fresh and fruity finish
Pairings: Ideal with Italian cuisine, meat sauces, red meats and mature cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 60,000 bottles