Bright pink-salmon in color. Fresh fruity flavors of the Montepulciano grape with hints of cherry. Goes with cold dishes, light pasta based dishes, grilled vegetables and mild dishes in general.
The 222 acres of the Ciccio Zaccagnini estate is located in Bolognano, alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, in the province of Pescara. It is situated approximately 30 miles from the coast and about 8 miles from the Maiella mountain which rises 9000 ft.
The vineyards are located in the cru section called “Colle Morto di Bolognano”. Marcello, the dynamic director of the operation, together with his father Ciccio, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo since 1978. Keeping an eye on tradition (each bottle of Zaccagnini Montepulciano wine wears a small piece of the “Tralcetto”, or grape vine , around its neck), they pay close attention to advancing technologies and modernization. Vines cultivated by Marcello Zaccagnini include Montepulciano and Trebbiano, both classic D.O.C., wines.
This wine is made 100% from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The grapes are vacuum crushed and undergo criomaceration. Afterwards, the grapes are soft pressed and the free run juice is clarified. The juice then undergoes a cool, controlled fermentation.
|Small town in the Abruzzi region which guards important treasures and traditions, Zaccagnini company has been established in 1978. Starting from a family-run business, the Winery has grown rapidly and steadily with the goal of “absolute quality, from cluster to glass”, reaching the current condition of an international reality with more than 150 hectares of beautiful vineyards, well-kept and monitored at every production stage.
Excellence, passion and devotion to job have made Tralcetto’s wines the pride of Abruzzi’s wine production appreciated all over the world.