2016 Tre Saggi, Talamonti
Red • Abruzzo • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC • Italy • 100% Montepulciano • Gold Medal Mundus Vini, Silver Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
2016 Tre Saggi, Talamonti, Abruzzo, Italy, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Talamonti was founded by the Di Tonno family, in a magnificent, unspoiled part of the Abruzzi. The daily objective lies in constantly seeking the best interaction between the varietal in their vineyards, the sun-exposition, the training method, and the desired yield, with the sole desire to best express our unique terroir.
Talamonti vineyards at the turn of the century have expanded to 32 hectares in production in the municipality of Loreto Aprutino. In addition to the native Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, other varietals have been planted. Pecorino, for example was planted in 2004 as part of an estate experiment to study the ability of other varieties to adapt and express themselves.
The link to the Abruzzi region, to its history, and the roots represent the basis for all the names selected for Talamonti wines. Therefore, the choice to link The name “Tre Saggi” (The Three Wise Men) stems from three figures, they have been identified by historians as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Selected vineyards, with an area of 25 hectares, located near the village of Loreto Aprutino. Soil is stony, calcareous, structured and drained. Altitude: 300 meters above sea level.
Following a rigorous hand harvest in mid - October, the grape stalks are removed. Alcoholic fermentation with skin contact takes place with select yeasts during 14 days with periodic pumping over. Malolactic fermentation follows in 300 liter French barriques (Allier and Troncais). Subsequently, the wine is aged for twelve months in 300 liter French oak barrels. The cycle ends with a 12-month bottle rest.