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Il Pollenza
Cosmino Rosso Marche IGT

The name of this single vineyard wine is a diminutive of Cosmo, one of Count Brachetti Peretti’s grandchildren. It is a powerful, almost austere, wine that owes its intensity and volume to the grapes selection and the terroir. The first vintage of the Cosmino Rosso was 2001.

Owner: Count Aldo Brachetti Peretti
Website: http://www.ilpollenza.it/home/
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard Location: Marche IGT
Orientation: Southwest
Elevation: 200 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1996
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Calcareous and clay

Maceration on the skins with frequent delestage and pumping over for 15 days. Fermentation in concrete vats for 15 days at 28 °C.

Aging Process
French barrique and oak casks of 500 l for 12 months. 18 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red color
Bouquet: Intense bouquet on the nose with inviting perfumes of plum, sour cherry and blackcurrant with an intriguing spicy background of vanilla and nutmeg
Flavor: Rich, full bodied palate with silky integrated tannins, and a long, mineral finish
Pairings: Ideal with grilled and braised meat, pasta with ragu sauce, medium seasoned cheese

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 64 °F
Production: 20,000 bts