Wine Details

Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno DOC Ste

The image of the Estate’s historic Rosso Piceno DOC was revamped in 2017, resulting in a new label and a new name: Stè, short for Stefano. Vinified and aged exclusively in stainless steel, this is an easy-drinking wine, perfect for everyday occasions. Bright ruby red with notes of red fruit and spices on the nose, rich marasca cherry comes through along with a spicy aftertaste of white pepper. Dry and persistent, the Stè presents smooth, almost imperceptible, tannins. An attentive and precise selection of grapes in the vineyards ensures the highest quality.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Classification:

Rosso Piceno DOC

Variety:

70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese

Number of bottles produced:

100,000 bottles

Production area:

Marche hillsides, southwest exposure

Altitude:

250/260 meters (820/853 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

9,000 kg/ha

Training:

Cordon spur

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Refining:

4 months in stainless steel plus 2 in bottle

Alcohol content:

13.5%

pH level:

3.4

Acidity:

5.8 g/L

Soil:

Medium density, rich in clay

Time of harvest:

Beginning of October

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

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Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno DOC Ste 2021

Vinous Media (89)- "The 2021 Rosso Piceno Ste wafts up from the glass with a fresh and peppery bouquet, as roses and violets give way to crushed blackberries. It’s soft-textured with zesty acidity that motivates its tart wild berry fruits, as a vivid note of violet pastille forms toward the close. The 2021 finishes with grippy tannins, but also remarkably fresh, leaving hints of licorice to slowly fade. The Ste, a blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese, will perform best at the dinner table."