DOC - 2018
San Marco, Montefalcione
Ruby red wine with intense and decidedly fruity organoleptic characteristics. On the palate, it is dry, warm, pleasantly tannic, and of great structure.
After 9 months of refinement in steel and then at least 18 months in the bottle, it can be appreciated for its characteristics and evolve over time towards spicy notes and ripe fruit aromas.
The grapes destined for the production of this wine come exclusively from Vigna San Marco.
Vineyard: Vigna San Marco – plots 198 and 199
Vineyard altitude: between 499 and 509 meters above sea level
Vineyard exposure: South
Soil characteristics: clay mixed with sandstone on a limestone skeleton covered with volcanic ash
Harvest: October 6, 2018
Training system: Guyot Plant spacing: 280×160 cm
Alcohol content: 13.06% vol.
Total acidity: 5.36 g/l
Total dry extract: 32.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.3 g/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 46 mg/l
Winemaking process: Destemming, maceration, and alcoholic fermentation carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
Maturation: 8 months in stainless steel before bottling
Bottle aging for at least 12 months
Separate all components and dispose them correctly
Glass bottle (GL 71)
*Plastic capsule (LDPE 4)
Aluminium capsule (ALU 41)
Always check regulations of your municipality
*Completely recyclable and made from renewable biopolymers derived from sugar cane
The extreme northern spur of the Monti Picentini, Monte Tuoro, along with Terminio, delimits the vast hilly area of Irpinia dedicated to the cultivation of Taurasi and Fiano di Avellino wines. It is a limestone massif with widespread karst phenomena, occasionally covered by volcanic material.
With its majestic profile and an altitude ranging from 800 to 1432 meters, Monte Tuoro influences the creation of a favorable environment for the native grape varieties of Irpinia. The wooded hectares of beech, maple, and chestnut trees, with lush vegetation that extends beyond the rocky stretches up to the summit, help to mitigate the extreme temperature peaks during dry and hot summer periods and release slope breezes during the night hours. Its presence guarantees significant temperature fluctuations between day and night, ideal for a gradual and balanced ripening process of the grapes. Its rugged and rocky profile, lush and vibrant in the summer and snow-covered in winter, narrates the perfect balance of the vine’s life cycle, from winter dormancy to the pruning tears, from flowering to the gradual development of its cluster.
Monte Tuoro is part of the Monti Picentini Regional Park and the Terminio-Cervialto Mountain Community.
Discover the other Wines
The wines produced are PDO wines, with aging expected in steel and bottle for no less than 18 months.