Assisi Rosso DOC cellar Sportoletti
Vineyard : 8.00 hectares, 400 m above sea level
Grapes : Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
Soil : medium consistency, fairly sandy, shallow soil containing highly porous and permeable skeletal deriving from the weathering of marine sandstone of the mother rock.
Harvesting : mid-end september
Per hectar Yield: 9,5 tons Vinification system and alcoholic fermentation: steeping for about 10-15 days in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with regular mixing
Malolactic fermentation : in stainlees steel
Refinig : in wood for few months then in the bottle
Serving Temperature : 18°C
Tasting notes: Ruby red with purple tones. It expresses freshness, with fruity notes of cherries, rasberries, sweet spices and chocolate. Consistent on the palate,
with savoury tannins and a complex finish.
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
The Sportoletti family, who have been farmers for generations, have always been passionately dedicated to wine production. Towards the end of the 1970s, the brothers Ernesto and Remo, reaping the benefits of what their father Vittorio taught them, decided to dedicate themselves exclusively to wine production. In 1979 the first one thousand bottles were produced with their own label. Since then they have constantly been researching the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, using their skills to take the best advantage of the potential of the land-the hills between Spello and Assisi- where their 30 hectares of vineyard are situated. At present, five different wines are produced: Assisi Rosso DOC, Assisi Grechetto DOC, Villa Fidelia Bianco IGT, Villa Fidelia Rosso IGT e Villa Fidelia Passito IGT. Over the past ten years production has been stable at approximately 200,000 bottles per year. Since 1998 the company has had the excellent advice of the enologist and agronomist Riccardo Cotarella. On the borders of the national park of Monte Subasio, at about 500 metres above sea level, the company has approximately 2000 Moraiolo olive trees, the fruit of which produces an excellent Organic Extra virgin Olive Oil.
|denomination||Assisi Rosso DOC|
|features||Barrel-aged structured red wine|
|grapes||Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet 20%|
|winemaking||Per hectar Yield: 9,5 tons Vinification system and alcoholic fermentation: steeping for about 10-15 days in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with regular mixing|
|Ageing||In wood for few months then in the bottle|
|Food Type||Roasts, stews, game, fondue, hard aged cheese.|