Colli di Serrapetrona - Sommo 2011
Terre di Serrapetrona – Sommo 2011 (82 points)
From the homeland of Vernaccia Nera in Italy (Marche) comes this nice dessert wine.
It shows a dark ruby red color in the glass with violet hues.
In the nose expressive aromas of black cherries, plums, raspberries and hints of flowers, herbs and tobacco. On the palate very balanced, sweet with chocolate and dark dried red fruit. This wine screams for a dessert like sweet creams, pies or just dark chocolate.
IGT Marche Rosso Grape
Variety: 100% Vernaccia Nera
Vineyard: Vigna Serra and Vigna La Fonte, both under the domain of the town of Serrapetrona.
Training: simple Guyot
Harvest: Second decade of October, by hand, after a summer thinning
Vinification: Traditional “appassimento”, destemming and pressing of the grapes, 15 day fermentation in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C
Aging: 12 months in oak barrique and 6 months in the bottle Alcohol content: (average) 13% vol.
Production: (average) 5000 bottles
Ageing: between 3 and 6 years
Food pairings: great meditation wine, excellent if served on its own. Special when paired with blue-veined cheese, chocolate desserts, red fruit tarts and traditional dried biscuits.