Tintilia del Molise Rosso DOC – 2018

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The Tintilia Grapes have been cultivated on “Lame del Sorbo” vineyards area for the past 90 years at typical altitude of 650 meters above sea level. A local indigenous grape the Tintilia represent a true heritage from the 16th century for Molise unpolluted and untouched region of centra Italy. Grapes are small and rich in anthocyanin with medium soft tannins. After hand-picking, destamming and gentle pressing, the Tintilia grapes ferment and age in stainless steel tanks. This wine reveals freshness and elegance with a mix of spice and floral notes.

Origin: The name of the wine has origin from a secular Sorbo tree that domitates on our vineyards situated on the Ripalimosani hill, named "Lame".

Soil: Calcareous/Clay
Grape variety: Tintilia 100 %
Altitude: 600 m a.s.l.
Exposure: West
Vineyard extention: 11 Ha
Year of planting: 2009
Density of planting: Low density, 3500 plants/ha, no irrigation system
Type of Farming: Guyot Growing System Rootstock: 1103 P. CFC 60/30 VCR 119 LU
Yield per hectare: 6000 kg
Harvesting: Manual, first decade of October
Fermentation: Spontaneous without added yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Refinement: Stainless steel for 12 months followed by bottle refinement
Alcohol content: 15% vol
Bottles produced: 7700

Tasting notes: Fresch raspberry and red cherry on the nose, along with a slow-building spiciness. Vibrant and precise, offering brisk red flavors and a licorice quality tha builds with air. Supple tannins and a touch of aromatic herbs at the finish.

Pairing: slow-ripening cheeses, structured entrees, roast, venison.

Serve temperature: 18-20° C