Wine Details

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Marche Rosso IGT

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

Varietal:

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

Yield:

9,000 kg/ha

Aging:

12 months in barrique

Alcohol content:

14%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

5.5 g/l

Production:

20,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-density clayey soils, southeast exposure

Training:

Double arched canes

Average altitude:

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

Vinification:

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

Harvest:

Merlot – first week of September; Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon – first week of October, all by hand

Release:

October

Recent press reviews

90

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Marche Rosso IGT 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."