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Cataldi Madonna
Toni Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Abruzzo

This single vineyard interpretation of Montepulciano is refined over a year longer in the bottle than Cataldi Madonna’s entry-level Monepulciano. The use of discrete oak gives added complexity to the final wine.


Owner: Luigi Cataldi Madonna
Website: www.cataldimadonna.com
Winemaker: Lorenzo Landi
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Montepulciano

Vineyard Location: Cona vineyard, near Ofena
Orientation: North-West
Elevation: 1,250 ft
Vines Planted: 1990
Trellising: Spalliera
Vines/Acre: 1,050
Yield/Acre: 32 q li
Soil: Clay loam rich in calcareous skeleton

Vinification
Manual harvest and selection; maceration on the skins for 20-28 days with periodic remontage and delestage in stainless steel; malolactic fermentation - the majority of the wine in stainless steel, part in 225 L French oak

Aging Process
12 months in 225 L French oak, followed by 18 months in bottle

Tasting Notes
Color: Brilliant ruby red
Bouquet: Rich, textured expression of dark fruit with balanced oak notes
Flavor: Dry and warm with elegant tannins and medium in body; mature fruit notes accompanied by pleasant acidity that gives this full wine a fresh character

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 6,600 bottles