Wine Details

Santa Barbara Marche Rosso IGT Mossone

Mossone is the result of Stefano Antonucci’s constant endeavor to produce wines of the highest quality, whether underlining the value of autochthonous Marche grapes like Verdicchio and Montepulciano or experimenting with the most famous international varieties, like this Merlot. In fact, this wine is dedicated to Stefano, whose nickname is “Mossi.” In the glass, the wine is a bright and intense ruby red while the bouquet emanates aromas of marasca cherries, blackberries and red fruit combined with earthy sensations and typical Mediterranean aromatic herbs (sage, rosemary, etc.), liquorice and balsamic notes. Upon tasting, the wine is harmonious and fresh with an elegant expression of fruit, fine tannins and a long, persistent finish, almost savory.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Classification:

Marche IGT

Variety:

100% Merlot

Number of bottles produced:

5,300 bottles

Production area:

Hillsides facing the Adriatic Sea, northeast exposure

Altitude:

260 meters (853 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

20 years

Yield:

4,500 kg/ha

Training:

Cordon-spur

Vine density:

3,500 plants/ha

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Refining:

16 months in fine-grained, medium-toast, new oak barriques

Alcohol content:

14%

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

5.5 g/L

Soil:

Medium Density, rich in fossils

Time of harvest:

September

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

93

Santa Barbara Marche Rosso IGT Mossone 2018

Vinous Media (93)- "Wild, peppery herbs, menthol, bright cherries, blueberry skins and a whiff of vanillin oak all come together as the 2018 Merlot Mossone opens in the glass. This is like pure silk on the palate, yet with a savory wave of woodland berries, minerals and inner earth tones that penetrate deeply. Nervous acidity and a bump of tangerine adds gravitas, leading into its long, structured and almost-smoky finale. The Mossone is all about youthful tension today, yet all the components are in place for a long, steady and pleasure-filled evolution."