AMETISTA naturally-sweet sparkling red wine
AMETISTA naturally-sweet sparkling red wine, a wine with a very rich bouquet, which is at its best if enjoyed while still youthful, within 2 years of harvest.
Type: naturally-sweet sparkling red wine
Grapes: Lacrima Nera
Growing area: the Marche, province of Ancona.
Age: 8-30 years.
Soils: originally alluvially-deposited seabed sediment, predominantly Plio-Pleistocene and Miocene clay and sand.
Aspect and elevation: 180-280 metres, facing from East to Northwest. varieties and growing practices
Training system: single-arched cane and double guyot pruned to low bud yield/ha.
Vineyard density: 1.700-3.000 vines per ha.
Yield: 10 t grapes/ha. vinification and maturation
Harvest: grapes are hand-picked at desired sugar level and correct acidity for base wine.
Vinification: Ametista is a naturally-sweet sparkling wine. After a pre-fermentation and maceration on the skins, the free-run juice is separated and ferments, after inoculation with cultured yeasts, in steel pressure fermenters for 3 months to achieve effervescence. Concentrated grape must boiling over high heat for a long time and then re-fermented in barrique
Maturation: the wine ages in the bottle in temperature-controlled storage.
Appearance: luminous, purple-edged ruby red in colour; lingering bead of pin-point bubbles.
Bouquet: intense and varietal, with floral notes of rose petals and violets.
Palate: sweet and appealing, smooth and rounded, varietal and refined.
Serving suggestions: One of the particular qualities of this wine is to bring out the flavours in strawberries and peaches, and for this reason it is a wonderful choice for serving with macedonia di frutta (mixed fruit cups) and sorbets. The most traditional pairing is with petits fours, baked sweets and with fruit crostata (pies).
Serving temperature 8° C.
Heart and memory of the territory. Moncaro has always been characterized by the strong local roots of the Marche Region and its environment. He feels expression of the culture of the Marches and it is the heart.