LUDI Velenosi Vini 2012 red wine Offida Rosso DOCG
Ludi was born as a game, as confirmed by its name. Never forget the close connection between wine, pleasantness, joyfulness; all achieved in all seriousness. Ludi has been our challenge: not the finishing line, rather the start.
Type: still red wine
One of the wines from the Marche awarded in 2019 by the most prestigious guides to Italian wines
Classification: Offida RossoDOCG
Grapes: Montepulciano 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%.
History: First vintage 1998 average
Production zone: Winery's own vineyards in the municipalities of Offida and Castel di Lama
Average altitude: 200-250 metres asl.
Soil type: Mainly clay, tending to limestone wine
Yield per vine: Approximately 1.5kg of grapes
Yield per hectare: Approximately 65 quintals of grapes
Cultivation technique: Cordon-trained and spur-pruned plant
Density: 5,000 vines per hectare
Harvest: Handpicked, early morning or late afternoon, in small trays kept in cold cells before being taken to the winery. Mid October
Fermentation: After destemming, the grapes are channelled into 200hl steel fermenting vats, fitted with a programmable pumpover system and (for achieving the best colour extraction and softness results for the wine) and temperature control (26-28°C).
Maceration on lees lasts for about 20-25 days. After fermentation the wine is poured into new barriques procured from various French cooperages and left for about 18 months. Various types of wine are kept separate until they have to be assembled, which occurs after careful selection of the barrique products
Colour: Deep ruby red, bright and shining.
Bouquet: Penetrating and lingering aromas that carry to the nose precise scents of pulpy fruit, especially blackberry, along with hints of liquorice and graphite. Light balsamic overtones complete the wholesomeness of the aroma.
Taste: Austere, silky mouthfeel, with a strong impact and with excellent follow-through, a strong, unerring character hallmarked by dense yet soft, subtle tannins.
Alcoholic strength: 14.0%
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