Failoni Rosso Piceno 2017
REGION: ITALY • Marche • Staffolo
APPELLATION: Rosso Piceno DOC
BLEND: 45% Montepulciano, 45% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards (4.5 acres) sit at 1,200 feet in altitude, on a series of rolling hills that face south/southeast. Soils are sandy, with veins of limestone. Vines are cared for according to organic principles, but the estate is not officially certified.
AGE OF VINES: 15+ years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Aged in tank and in 30HL Slavonian casks for one year.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of red currant, wild strawberry, licorice. Fresh and juicy, with a spicy finish.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pasta with wild boar ragu; roasted chicken with herbs; aged cheeses