Pio il Grande – Forlì Red IGT

Pio il Grande – Forlì Red IGT

Only the best Sangiovese grapes which come from the “Il Costone cru” at Tenuta del Gelso, located in Bertinoro, become Pio Il Grande.

GRAPE VARIETY

SANGIOVESE 90%, MONTEPULCIANO 5%, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 5%

VINEYARD

CRU IL COSTONE

SOIL

CLAY AND CALCAREOUS

Surface of the vineyard

10,0 Ha

Age of vineyard

10 Years

Sun exposure

East, South-East

Vineyard height

150 m asl

Density of plantation

4000 Plants/Ha

Average yield

1,5 Kg/Plant

Pruning

Runner system

HARVEST

3rd-4th Decade of September - Traditional hand picking.

MACERATION

Controlled temperature approx 26° C for 25/30 days.

FERMENTATION

In steel tanks.

MALO-LACTIC FERMENT

In steel tanks.

AGEING

After the long grape skin maceration at a temperature controlled fermentation, this wine ages for 14-18 months in small French barrels. Further refinement of 2 months in stainless steel tanks and 4-6 months in the bottle.

YEARLY PRODUCTION

Approx. 12,000 bottles.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby red, with very intense and rich hints of Marasca cherry fruit mixed with elegant spicy notes. Very well balanced, with dense tannins on the palate, it is rich in floral and fruit aromas with a persistent aftertaste.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Good with all the traditional Italian dishes, from Cappelletti in brodo di carne e Guancia brasata al Sangiovese.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

18-20 °C