Wine Details

Santa Barbara Marche Rosso IGT "Stefano Antonucci"

The Marche Rosso was created in response to the challenge of uniting international grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) with the celebrated indigenous grape variety Montepulciano. The international acclaim of this wine is proof of the success of the project, a point of pride for the Santa Barbara winery. An intense ruby red with garnet nuances mesmerizes with aromas of ripe red fruit and delicate hints of dried flowers and notes of toast and spice. Round, smooth and full in the mouth, this is a wine of structure and fine tannins, balanced by an elegant acidity.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Classification:

Marche Rosso IGT

Variety:

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Montepulciano

Number of bottles produced:

8,000 bottles

Production area:

Between the Adriatic Sea and Appenine Mountains, southeast exposure

Altitude:

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

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

8,000 kg/ha

Training:

Double arched canes

Vine density:

3,500 plants/ha

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; each variety is vinified separately according to ripeness

Refining:

12 months in barrique

Alcohol content:

14%

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

5.5 g/L

Soil:

Medium-density clayey

Time of harvest:

End of September (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon), October (Montepuliciano)

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

90

Santa Barbara Marche Rosso IGT "Stefano Antonucci" 2017

Falstaff Magazine (90)- "Slightly animal on the nose. In addition, notes of fresh plum and forest berries, as well as spicy hints of black pepper. On the palate juicy, elegant, easily noticeable tannins, nice berry fruit. Medium length."