ROSSO IGT VERMENTINO NERO WINE FROM TOSCANA
Terre Apuane, Carrara (MS)
The Vermentino Nero is a very rare vine, cultivated only in a narrow area between Liguria and Tuscany, known as Lunigiana. The origins of this grape are still unknown, but its unique characteristics are fueling the curiosity of many drinkers.
80% Vermentino Nero, 20% Massaretta
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Vermentino Nero retains an “inky” black colour, with purple shades. It expresses a wide range of floral notes, such as broom, dog rose petals and hibiscus. It is particularly intense and pungent in the nose, with fruity notes of gooseberry and dark cherry, and spicy hints, such as black pepper and cinnamon. In the mouth, it is full and thick, with a good structure that surrounds the whole palate. Its flavour is also floral but ends with a toasted and bitter note that reminds to black coffee, contrasted with a more “feminine” nuance that reminds to vanilla. Tannins are naturally velvety, without lengthy refinements. Good persistence. The Black Vermentino of Terre Apuane is a complex wine, attractive, all to be discovered.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-Bodied Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Only tasty and elaborate dishes will be able to support the complexity of this Vermentino Nero. Very spicy game roasts, red meat courses from Asian cuisine, legume soups with lots of aromatic herbs will fit beside a glass of this unique red wine.
ABOUT TERRE APUANE
Terre Apuane Winery located between mountains and sea, in Castelpoggio, where Emanuele Crudeli, the current owner, found the ideal climate, altitude and environmental condition.
Only two vineyards, for a limited and organic production.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the second half of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 15 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in cement tanks. Then, the wine goes directly into tanks, where, in conclusion, it matures for 12 months. Consequently, Vermentino Nero remains 6 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 15th to 30th
SOIL: Predominantly of granular type of silica
AGE OF VINEYARDS: 60 years old
ABV: 14% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 2.000